On Saturday, news broke that the Detroit Lions are trading Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jared Goff and a trio of draft picks.
On Tuesday, Lions legend Barry Sanders weighed in on the trade and he said thought it was ‘monumental’ and that it was a “we’re-really-turning-the-page (kind of deal).”
“Oh, I was wowed man,” Sanders said during a Zoom call on Tuesday. “I was wowed by the trade. It was, like a lot of people (thought), just a monumental, blockbuster (deal). It’s like we’re really turning the page here, right? We’re really turning the page, and I guess we’re really writing a new chapter — starting a whole new book, basically. Because you look at the GM, the coach, the starting quarterback who has been here for over a decade, there’s going to be a lot of new faces. Hopefully, (Dan) Campbell is coming in and putting his personality on the team. We could talk for a long time about what Matthew meant to the franchise. So we wish him well.