The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams pulled off a major trade in late January, sending veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford to Hollywood in exchange for Jared Goff and a bevy of draft capital.
It was a franchise altering move for both parties that won’t become official until later this month when the NFL League calendar begins March 17.
And while the Lions continue their new look evolution, the Rams are viewed as contenders to threaten for a title. And to that end, one notable member of the Rams believe they’ve upgraded at the quarterback position.
Defensive lineman Michael Brockers stated his belief that his team’s acquisition of Stafford is a “level up” from Goff:
“Is it a level up?” Brockers said. “In my heart, deeply, just understanding what he brings, it’s a level up. It’s a level up.”
He then built on his comments, stopping short of saying the team was a lock for a title, but that Stafford can absolutely help them get there.
“I don’t want to say a lock for the Super Bowl, but with having a quarterback like that and just seeing what we did last year and just seeing what he can bring to this team, there’s no wonder why we can’t,” Brockers said.
Of course, Goff wasn’t shy about taking a subtle jab at his former team on his way out, stating that he’s happy to be going to a franchise where he feels wanted.
With a top-ranked defense and a new gun-slinging quarterback that should thrive in head coach Sean McVay’s wide zone play-action offensive scheme, there’s really no reason to believe that Los Angeles shouldn’t have championship aspirations.
– – Quotes via Maximo Gonzales of Rams News Wire Link – –