Matthew Stafford Sent Jared Goff a Good Luck Text After Their Trade

Published 02/16/2021, 11:00 PM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) makes a touchdown pass to wide receiver Marvin Jones (not pictured) against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff were part of one of the biggest trades this off-season. Both quarterbacks swapped teams, as Stafford went to the Rams, and Goff is now the newest member of the Detroit Lions.

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Both quarterbacks are of excellent quality, but clearly needed a change in scenery. However, they seem to have a good relationship with each other, as Stafford revealed.
Matthew Stafford revealed that he sent a message to Jared Goff as they embark on their new journey. He wished Goff well as he started his tenure with the Detroit Lions.

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He also added that Goff was an exceptionally talented quarterback, and he still remembered that he was in a Super Bowl a few years ago. Stafford added that he thought Goff was an exceptional player and wanted him to know it.
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
“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. 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.”
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Stafford added that he wanted to tell Goff that he can reach out to him if he needed anything while adjusting to life in Detroit. Furthermore, he also added that he will be able to contact Goff for any assistance he may need as he begins to settle down in the city.

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“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.”
How will Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford cope in their new franchises? The new season will bring new challenges for both players, as they adjust to their surroundings. Both players will be hoping to get a new chance at their careers.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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