By now, you have almost certainly heard that the Detroit Lions are trading Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff, a 1st round pick in 2022 and 2023, and a 3rd round pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.
But we all know that there were multiple other offers on the table that the Lions turned down.
One of those offers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, came from the Carolina Panthers and it included the No. 8 overall pick in 2021, QB Teddy Bridgewater, and a 5th round pick.
Nation, did the Lions take the better offer?
During trade talks to try to acquire Matthew Stafford, the Carolina Panthers made a serious offer to the Lions of their eighth overall pick, a fifth-round pick and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, per league sources. Detroit opted to take the Rams offer. Carolina still looking.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2021