Matthew Stafford texted Jared Goff to wish him well in Detroit

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After the Lions agreed to trade Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff and three draft picks, Stafford reached out to Goff to wish him well in Detroit.

Stafford told Mitch Albom that he thinks highly of Goff and hopes he’ll have success in Detroit.

“I shot him a text. We texted a little bit. Just told him that I know going out there I’ve got big shoes to fill,” Stafford said. “It’s not lost on me that he was in the Super Bowl just a few years ago. He’s a really good player in his own right. I just wanted to let him know that I appreciate him as a player and obviously, to reach out to me if there was anything he needed when it comes to Detroit, just as far as advice or places to stay, anything. I know that he feels that he can reach out to me, and I know I can reach out to him with anything in L.A. too. So it’s been good.”

Stafford will officially become a Ram, and Goff will officially become a Lion, when the new league year starts on March 17.

33 responses to “Matthew Stafford texted Jared Goff to wish him well in Detroit

  1. Here’s how the conversation looked:

    Stafford: Hey Goff, good luck in Detroit LOL!!!!!!
    Goff: Thanks :/

  2. Let’s face it Stafford is going to sunny paradise of L.A. and Geoff is going to one of the poorest and most depressed major cities in America. Talk about a culture shock. It’s not a backhanded poke because Stafford isn’t wired that way. I would actually like to see Geoff do well. It would be a great story.

  3. manderson4150 says:
    February 16, 2021 at 6:46 am
    Stafford seems relieved to be out of Detroit. As a Lions follower, he deserves better.
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    Stafford shoulders his fair share of blame for the Lions struggles . He had enough talent around him to do better then 9-54 against teams with winning records , 3 losses in the playoffs and 0 NFC North titles . He’s obviously not the only problem the Lions had to create that record but to act like he didn’t contribute to it is ridiculous . If you truly followed the Lions then you would know Stafford just didn’t make enough plays when the Lions had their chances to be more successful .

  4. thetooloftools says:
    February 16, 2021 at 8:37 am
    Let’s face it Stafford is going to sunny paradise of L.A. and Geoff is going to one of the poorest and most depressed major cities in America. Talk about a culture shock. It’s not a backhanded poke because Stafford isn’t wired that way. I would actually like to see Geoff do well. It would be a great story.

    Just going to assume you’ve never been to Detroit and are speaking out of ignorance. It has its share of problems but it’s a really great, fun city that’s in the process of making a huge turnaround. The insults about Detroit get really old it’s too bad that American automobile and manufacturing companies sold us out and moved production to where they could pay their workers poverty wages but Detroit Is coming back .

  5. shurmanblog says:
    February 16, 2021 at 8:40 am
    manderson4150 says:
    February 16, 2021 at 6:46 am
    Stafford seems relieved to be out of Detroit. As a Lions follower, he deserves better.
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    Stafford shoulders his fair share of blame for the Lions struggles . He had enough talent around him to do better then 9-54 against teams with winning records , 3 losses in the playoffs and 0 NFC North titles . He’s obviously not the only problem the Lions had to create that record but to act like he didn’t contribute to it is ridiculous . If you truly followed the Lions then you would know Stafford just didn’t make enough plays when the Lions had their chances to be more successful .
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    Brady and the Bucs only beat one team during the regular season that would finish with a winning record (over .500). Brady and the Bucs’ 3 of 4 losses during the regular season came against teams that would finish the season with a winning record. I guess Brady just didn’t make enough plays to beat those good teams, right? Just using your thinking against you.

  6. Christopher Allan says:
    February 16, 2021 at 9:21 am
    shurmanblog says:
    February 16, 2021 at 8:40 am
    manderson4150 says:
    February 16, 2021 at 6:46 am
    Stafford seems relieved to be out of Detroit. As a Lions follower, he deserves better.
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    Stafford shoulders his fair share of blame for the Lions struggles . He had enough talent around him to do better then 9-54 against teams with winning records , 3 losses in the playoffs and 0 NFC North titles . He’s obviously not the only problem the Lions had to create that record but to act like he didn’t contribute to it is ridiculous . If you truly followed the Lions then you would know Stafford just didn’t make enough plays when the Lions had their chances to be more successful .
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    Brady and the Bucs only beat one team during the regular season that would finish with a winning record (over .500). Brady and the Bucs’ 3 of 4 losses during the regular season came against teams that would finish the season with a winning record. I guess Brady just didn’t make enough plays to beat those good teams, right? Just using your thinking against you.
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    Actually you’re not . Including the playoffs Brady and the Bucs were 4-4 against teams with winning records in 2020 . Brady’s career record against teams with winning records is 77-48 . To sum it up Brady won 4 games against winning teams in 2020 alone which is 44% of the total games Stafford won against winning teams in 12 seasons . Think again .

  7. It’s funny when posters think Goff is actually going to live in the city of Detroit. May want to brush up on your geography because just a few minutes north of Detroit is some of the most beautiful and expensive neighborhoods in America. And MI gets all 4 seasons along with fresh water which makes it one of the better states to own property in. Yes, the city of Detroit is pretty bad. But the surrounding areas are gorgeous.

  8. Every year, I write down the Rams will be 6-10 because someone on the internet told me to. And then, they to 11-5, 10-6, 13-3. I need an eraser.

  9. supercharger says:
    February 16, 2021 at 10:15 am
    It’s funny when posters think Goff is actually going to live in the city of Detroit. May want to brush up on your geography because just a few minutes north of Detroit is some of the most beautiful and expensive neighborhoods in America. And MI gets all 4 seasons along with fresh water which makes it one of the better states to own property in. Yes, the city of Detroit is pretty bad. But the surrounding areas are gorgeous.

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    Honest Question.? When was the last time you visited Detroit, and what were some of the places you took time to see when you were there? I always find it funny that people who rarely or never travel always have the most to say about someplace they’ve never seen up close.

  10. Honest Question.? When was the last time you visited Detroit, and what were some of the places you took time to see when you were there? I always find it funny that people who rarely or never travel always have the most to say about someplace they’ve never seen up close.
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    Have I visited MI? Yes. And I have real news for you, bro. That 6.5 million dollar house Matt Stafford just put up for sake isn’t in downtown Detroit.

  11. rusty Nale says:
    February 16, 2021 at 11:34 am
    How do all these players know each other’s phone #’s?

    My guess- Marvin Jones and Goff both went to Cal. Maybe they have each other’s number on account of that. Or maybe a guy on the Lions used to play for the Rams or vice versa. It’s a relatively small fraternity. Everybody knows a guy who knows a guy.

  12. Something Goff will be getting in Detroit are fans who are loyal to a fault. If he stands up to a defensive player and gets into the guy’s face – Detroit fans will love him.

    Maybe he should rent or buy Stafford’s Detroit-area home. Supposedly that place is a palace.

  13. Goff will have more success in Detroit then Stafford has in LA.
    Thumbs up if you agree, thumbs down disagree

    I’m still having a hard time w/ LA giving up everything they did to get Stafford.

  14. I can’t wait to see what Stafford is able to accomplish in LA. I watch most Lions games and he was not the problem. Total warrior. Played thru injuries his entire time there. Flat out stud, and I’m glad to see him be able to ride off into the sunset for the last 3 or 4 years of his career, on a well coached team with a great defense. Would not shock me in the least if he wins them one title before it’s over.

  15. Rusty Nale says:
    February 16, 2021 at 11:34 am

    How do all these players know each other’s phone #’s?

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    If I didn’t know any player who had someone’s number, I would just ask the front office or my agent if they could get me someone’s number.

  16. Rams should have shipped Goff to Detroit right after he crapped the bed in the super bowl, and cost his team a championship after his defense gave up 13. Mcvay and Snead crapped the bed afterwards and doubled down by extending him when they didn’t have to. Goff could just not have been resigned this year in the fifth year option if his rookie contract. If the Rams don’t go deep into the playoffs next year, Kroenke should consider the judgement of both McVay And Snead. Chargers have a once in a lifetime talent at QB, amd a great roster, amd a visionary head coach. Rams are going to be irrelevant fast if Mcvay doesn’t deliver with Stafford and the roster that is going to be limited by Goff’s dead money. Goff got way overpaid, and deserves to play in Detroit. Happy for Stafford to get a shot at relevancy. He’s a tough guy with a special talent. Goff? He can barely throw a spiral, amd isn’t sure which direction the Sun rises and sets in. He’s one of the luckiest athletes alive

  17. Coach T makes a good point. Stafford is going to a team with expensive and aging stars with few draft picks to play with, and Goff is going to a team in a rebuild with tons of draft picks and plenty of cap room to throw at all of the soon-to-be cap casualties in this low-cap year. even if the Rams are going to be good this year, they are headed into a potentially nasty financial situation, whereas Goff is going to be surrounded by a mix of highly-drafted youth and underpaid veterans.

  18. What ever happened to picking up the phone and actually having a conversation with a human being, Off topic, but drives me nuts.

  19. Christopher Allan says:
    February 16, 2021 at 9:21 am
    Brady and the Bucs only beat one team during the regular season that would finish with a winning record (over .500). Brady and the Bucs’ 3 of 4 losses during the regular season….
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    Further to the previous answer correcting you, the early season was Brady & Bucs working things out due to a lack of a preseason. They didn’t lose after their bye and went on the road beating all the NFC’s supposed best to reach the SB, and then whooped the mighty Chiefs.

  20. What if detroit has a better record than rams this year? Stafford is not going to take the Rams further by himself. He also has a whole lot of miles on him.

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