Jared Goff “hopeful” trade is “so good for my career”

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Jared Goff is proud of what he accomplished with the Rams.

The former No. 1 overall choice went 42-27 in the regular season and 3-3 in the postseason. He produced a winning record in each of the past four seasons. He started a Super Bowl. He made two Pro Bowls. He passed for 18,171 yards and 107 touchdowns.

“Unfortunately, it ended sourly,” Goff told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, “but it still doesn’t take away from all those times we had.”

The Rams traded Goff, a third-round choice in 2021, a first-round choice in 2022 and a first-round choice in 2023 for Matthew Stafford. The trade will not become official until the start of the league year March 17.

Goff characterized his initial reaction to the phone call informing him of the trade as “difficult” and “disappointing.” He isn’t sure exactly when the Rams decided he wasn’t their quarterback of the future.

“That’s the tough part right now is trying to figure that out, when did that happen?” Goff said. “Those are all conversations that I may or may not have, and try to figure it out. That’s the conversation to have.”

Now, a few days after the trade, Goff is excited to move on.

“You don’t want to be in the wrong place,” Goff said. “It became increasingly clear that was the case. [The trade] is something that I’m hopeful is going to be so good for my career.”

16 responses to “Jared Goff “hopeful” trade is “so good for my career”

  1. I liked Goff coming to of CAL, and he has been everything I had hoped he’d be. Other than Tom Brady, Goff has the most wins of any QB since 2017. He’s already played in one super bowl. He needs to quicken his release because it gets him into trouble. I don’t understand how he hasn’t done that already. Detroit is starting from the ground floor. I think they see Goff as their long term solution. I don’t see why not. The kid is a big time winner.

  2. For it to be “so good” for his career, he would have to first become a good QB. Highly unlikely.

  3. I like Goff. He can throw the deep ball – Woods and Cupp, as good as they are, didn’t go deep too often. Cooks was successful when he was there. I think with Swift at RB and their WRs, plus the picks, the Lions may be in pretty good shape. His numbers aren’t bad either. He seems like a nice guy, good luck to him.

  4. Jared Goff, 2 first round picks and a 3rd pick is ridiculous for a Mathew Stafford who is 7 years older and is a losing QB.

  5. Nice stats. Maybe it’s the injuries/hits, but this guy has no idea what to do when the pocket collapses.

  6. Honestly speaking I am not sure this guy is cognizant of his career at all. Not a bad QB but not a good one. Pretty much ever. Just somewhere between average and above average. And I think on the low end of that because of how many games he directly cost his team. He whines like he was let down by the rams. 3-4 TOs in any game ….I beg to differ. Guess for me my final thing is what I say to my kids…this kid doesn’t have the stuff I need to see.

  7. The carousel hasn’t stopped yet, Jared. If the Lions get their man at #7, you could be on the move again. Indy and NE have gobs of cap space tp eat that salary, and no QB yet. That 2023 Rams first rounder will be a coveted asset in trade discussions.

  8. Goff played on a good team and padded his stats.
    Let’s see how he does on the Lions, and how much the Rams improve with Stafford.

  9. Great human response from Goff. It’s tough getting fired and having to start over, even harder if you were a leader and told essentially you’re just not the person we need. Tough breakup to be sure. I hope it works out for him in the end.

  10. The fact you’re trying to figure out when and why this happened versus just moving on isn’t a very good start. Stop being soft. Get over it. It’s done. Now go be better and stick it to them for doing this.

  11. Welcome to the Black and Blue division Goff. Time to get pummeled into oblivion, just like Stafford.

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