Jared Goff: I’m excited to be on a team that wants me and appreciates me

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The Rams traded up to the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft to select Jared Goff. Three years later, they signed Goff to a four-year, $134 million contract extension. Two years after that, they were desperate to get rid of him.

Goff didn’t appreciate that desperation, and he’s glad that he’s now on the Lions, who have assured him they see him as their starting quarterback.

“I’m just excited to be somewhere that I know wants me and appreciates me,” Goff told Mike Silver of NFL Media.

The Rams wanted Goff badly when they traded up for him, and they wanted him to be their franchise quarterback for years to come when they re-signed him. But they changed their minds quickly and were desperate to trade him.

Fortunately for the Rams, and for Goff, new Lions General Manager Brad Holmes was with the Rams throughout Goff’s career and will give him another opportunity to prove himself.

49 responses to “Jared Goff: I’m excited to be on a team that wants me and appreciates me

  1. We’ll see how long they want you once they get a look at that slow wind-up and delivery on a regular basis. Particularly behind a not so much great line. But hey, you got guaranteed money for when you are inevitably broken in half by Khalil Mack.

  2. McVay took Goff as far as he could. I still think it is a crazy over pay. Stafford is better yes, but the difference is not worth the draft they gave up. Stafford will be another Cousins, but maybe better with McVay. Still I don’t see much the improvement being worth what they gave up. Rams will be a postseason team but I doubt they ever win their conference. Detroit now can build their team with Goff as the QB, if he does not do great then the next signal caller will be there with a better team around him. Goff is only 26 so I don’t think they have to take a QB. It was so obviously McVay was done with Goff. McVay did a lot for Goff, and I think he will do a lot with Staff. Goff is probably an average QB getting paid like an elite QB (what starters at that age are not?). However, that performance against Seattle with a repaired thumb in crap weather was as gusty as they come.

  3. I was a little worried about him when he didn’t know the sun rose in the east on Hard Knocks his rookie year. Didn’t say much for Cal’s academic standards honestly

  4. Both QB’s, I believe were legit overall #1 picks. Goff has won more games since 2017 than any QB except Brady, including a super bowl appearance. Matt Stafford is a great QB with a golden arm, who has been on a really bad team his entire career. I think Stafford and McVay will be very successful, just as Goff and McVay have been. I don’t expect Goff to single handedly resurrect the Lions, any more than Stafford was unable to do. But the Rams have a great defense, and the Lions are cleaning house. I think this move could be good for both careers. Apparently Goff did something to piss off McVay, and I think the Stafford family wanted to move out of the State of Michigan. Both players should show up in the best shape of their careers, and be ready to prove to their new team that they made the right choice. I don’t think either guy is looking back with animosity. I think they’re both smart guys looking forward.

  5. The Lions made this trade for the draft capital, not because they like Goff. I could see them still taking a QB early this draft and Goff just being there as a place holder until they can dump his contract.

  6. I’m hoping Goff has an amazing year. He has talent, a change of system/scenery might be what is needed.

  7. You hope they want you and appreciate you, and aren’t going to be to you like the Browns were to Brock Osweiler.

  8. Last two years
    Goff – won a playoff game vs Seattle and went to the Suoer Biwl

    Stafford – no playoffs

  9. Dude, they made your old give up a #1 pick to unload you. The Lions didn’t want YOU. They wanted the pick.

  10. Goff may may change his opinion after his new HC puts him through does a few Oklahoma drill reps.
    McVay may not be the genious some people say, but at least he won’t have his players intentionally ramming concrete walls head first during practice.
    My Texans are going to be bad but the Lions may well keep them from being the worst in the league this year.

  11. If Goff can resurrect in Detroit (which I doubt but hope) the Lions have a great chance to build a solid team. At the worst, if Goff is bad in 2021, the Lions will be drafting a top 10 or maybe even a top 5 in 2022. If Stafford should fail in LA, Detroit will have great opportunities to improve.

  12. Goff developed the worst kind of habits over the last couple years. Now he hears footsteps and gets panicy whenever he is under pressure. That is the kind of thing that happens when a quarterback does not trust the system that he is playing. Once there was enough tape on McVey’s offense out there, defensive coordinators and safeties learned how to confuse Goff’s reads, and once he got off the rails his passes started dropping right into defenders’ hands.

    Goff may do better in Anthony Lynn’s offense. Stafford will likely handle pressure far better than Goff does, but will he fare any better with the likes of Quandre Diggs and Budda Baker being so well-versed in the intricacies of McVey’s offensive scheme?

  13. The Lions get 6 years younger at QB with a guy who’s made it to the Super Bowl, and get 3 good draft picks that could have a big impact on the roster.

    At worst, Goff is a lateral move they can build a roster around without missing a beat, and at best they can get better than they are now with him.

    A couple years of reduced cash flow seems worth it for that.

  14. Jared..if you would of learned how to read a defense and studied more film….maybe the players would have looked up to you as a hard worker and not just a 33 million dollar baby!

  15. I wondered why they chose Goff over Wentz in the first place. I still think Wentz would have and still would be successful with the Rams.

  16. Value is whatever value is. They weren’t going anywhere – think we can all agree one that. But if Stafford can be more reliable with less turnovers, back up and awesome defense with a more explosive and less “what’s that pass gonna do this time” offense? Did they overpay?

    I think no, and I know I am in a minority here. But With first round drafts being around 50/50, does the loss of the 1st round pick really mean as much as it once did? I personally say no. Armchair GMs will thumb me down but this Armchair GM says I would love to have this debate in 5 years.

  17. sorry to burst your bubble Jared but your previous team gave away the farm just to get rid of you. and your new team will be picking a QB at number seven or even trading up higher to get one. guaranteed.

  18. Charliecharger, if Stafford has “a golden arm,” especially at this point in his career, it’s in the context of the classic campfire scare story.

  19. Got this from another site someone posted it on:

    Career stats

    Completion %:
    Goff: 63.4%
    Stafford: 62.6%

    YPA:
    Goff: 7.5
    Stafford: 7.2

    TD/Int ratio:
    Goff: 1.94
    Stafford: 1.95

    Team W/L % when starting
    Goff: 61%
    Stafford: 45%

    Goff is not elite but he’s better than he’s given credit for. His biggest issue is TO’s which is what put him in McVays doghouse I believe. Two years ago he was in the top ten in yardage and getting probowl nods. He is the wild card in this and if the Lions can get him back to where he was they will have a viable starter and a crap load of picks to put around him. If they can’t, they can release him after a couple of years without much dead money compared to the savings. The Lions did very well in this trade. The Rams are pretty much SB or bust now and their roster will be hindered by the cap and no first round picks for a few more years.

  20. So to move Goff into, then out of the Rams,since 2016 cost LA:

    Four first-round picks
    Two second-round picks
    Three third-round picks
    Tens of millions in cash

  21. charliecharger says:
    January 31, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Both players should show up in the best shape of their careers, and be ready to prove to their new team that they made the right choice. I don’t think either guy is looking back with animosity. I think they’re both smart guys looking forward.

    Because THAT tag line being in the “best shape of their career” always turns out well, right?

  22. Jerod Goff was OK when Sean McVey was in his ear until almost the snap of the ball. McVey could change the play based on seeing the defense. When the time the coach was allowed to whisper sweet nothings was shortened and Goff had to run the play as called or make a decision to change the play, he stunk. As much as McVey worked with Goff, it never worked. It hard to go to the playoffs when your QB is the weak link.

  23. I don’t think Jared should be looking for a house in Detroit with the picks Detroit can package and send to Houston.

  24. Goff is good, but not as good as his contract. A good deal, though, for the Lions. Getting a younger qb and extra draft picks to build with. I hope it works long-term, but something tells me this isn’t Goff’s last stop.

  25. Congratulations to the Rams! They know how to get rid of bad Q-Backing unlike the Raiders!!!!! Smart move GM…no need to keep Goff; you just saved yourself years of paying a HIGH PRICED QB to lose consistently like Derek Carr.

  26. whoever said that Goff is a lateral move for the Lions at worst… you are wrong.. not saying the deal is bad for the Lions, but player for player, it’s not lateral.. certainly not at the worst..

  27. Goff is going from a team that blames the Qb and spares the coach to a team that blames the coach and spares the Qb.

  28. Jared Goff’s career reminds me of Sam Bradford. Sorry Jared…not a good ending

  29. charliecharger says:
    January 31, 2021 at 2:09 pm
    “Both QB’s, I believe were legit overall #1 picks. Goff has won more games since 2017 than any QB except Brady, including a super bowl appearance…”
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Do you think the Rams won those games because of Goff, or having one of the best defenses in the League? SB appearance? Do you really want to talk about how awful he was in the SB? The three playoff games (including the SB) he tossed a whole 1 TD and 2 INTs. Wow!

  30. ootballfoodnerd says:
    January 31, 2021 at 5:22 pm
    So to move Goff into, then out of the Rams,since 2016 cost LA:

    Four first-round picks
    Two second-round picks
    Three third-round picks
    Tens of millions in cash

    51 0 Rate This

    Eh, ask around, I bet a few teams, including the Lions, might be happy to deal nine picks and cash for trip to the super bowl. Heck, I think I’d make that trade every 10 years.

  31. Congratulations to the Rams! They know how to get rid of bad Q-Backing unlike the Raiders!!!!! Smart move GM…no need to keep Goff; you just saved yourself years of paying a HIGH PRICED QB to lose consistently like Derek Carr.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    just so were clear the Raiders have NO WHERE NEAR the Defense the Rams have. They don’t have a no. 1 corner, or a no. 1 DT like Aaron Donald. Give Derek Carr that defense, and yeah, he’ll WIN like Goff did, plus he’s the 16th highest paid QB now.

    FAIL.

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