I was a bit surprised to see the Lions receive Jared Goff in return for Matthew Stafford, not because I think the former Ram is a bad player, but because I fully expected the Detroit front office to resolve its quarterback vacancy through the draft. The Lions may still end up selecting a signal caller in April, but it is clear that it was a priority to get a quarterback by dealing Stafford.
There are reports about Teddy Bridgewater nearly being that player sent back to Detroit, and while it is not exactly clear who else was on the table, it is not difficult to imagine a player like Jimmy Garoppolo being made available. Seeing that teams are willing to move quarterbacks around, the Lions’ blockbuster deal paved the way for other teams to enter the market.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
What other quarterbacks will be traded this offseason?
Even before the Stafford trade, the biggest name available was Deshaun Watson. However, a player of his caliber will have an extremely high price tag, making it difficult to find a fair deal. Meanwhile, players like Sam Darnold and Derek Carr are a little more moveable, although far less splashy.
I think it is nearly a guarantee that Carson Wentz makes his way to either Chicago or Indianapolis, and do not be surprised if he rebounds after a change in scenery. He will be the next domino to fall in my opinion. Of course, the Russell Wilson rumors would be very intriguing as well, but that seems pretty unlikely to transpire.