Posted: 4/01/2021 11:09 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) recently underwent a procedure on the thumb on his throwing hand, but the procedure was considered minor, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It appears like Stafford will be ready for at least training camp and could be on the field for some offseason workouts. He will be working with a very good receiving corps in 2021 and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/31/2021 6:11 pm UTC
Incoming Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford told the Detroit Lions that he was not interested in being traded to the New England Patriots, according to a source. The Lions have agreed to trade Stafford to the Rams.
Huddle Up: The Patriots had been linked to Stafford over the last few weeks but will have to look for other options. The next quarterback for the Patriots may only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback depending on what they add at receiver and tight end this offseason. Stafford will have a good receiving corps to work with in 2021 and can be a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 1/31/2021 3:25 pm UTC
QB Matthew Stafford's contract is not expected to change as a result of his recent trade from the Detroit Lions to the Los Angeles Rams, meaning that he will not receive an extension or a raise. He has two years left on his current deal and is slated to earn $43 million.
Huddle Up: Stafford should be able to deliver QB1 fantasy production in a Sean McVay-led offense next season with improved weapons surrounding him, although the buzz surrounding the trade could lead to him being somewhat overvalued in many seasonal drafts.
Posted: 1/31/2021 3:24 am UTC
The Detroit Lions agreed to trade QB Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 30, in exchange for QB Jared Goff, a 2021 third-round pick, a 2022 first-round pick and a 2023 first-round pick, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Goff was up and down, at best, during his tenure with the Rams, and the move to a Detroit offense with no running game and a questionable receiving corps is unlikely to help with the consistency issues. It is hard to imagine Goff being more than a midrange QB2 in 2021.
Posted: 1/31/2021 3:13 am UTC
The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to acquire QB Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions in exchange for QB Jared Goff, a 2021 third-round pick, a 2022 first-round pick and a 2023 first-round pick, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Stafford will have a chance to show what he can do with upgraded weapons in a Sean McVay-led offense. He should be able to deliver QB1 numbers, but the buzz from the blockbuster deal could inflate his fantasy value a bit.
Posted: 1/30/2021 5:52 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has drawn 'significant' interest on the trade market, and NFL reporter Ian Rapoport said Saturday, Jan. 30 to expect a deal to be in place before the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.
Huddle Up: The deal won't become official until the new league year begins in March, but the Alex Smith trade in 2018 opened the door for early offseason transactions. Expect news soon.
Posted: 1/29/2021 10:35 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford reportedly considers the Los Angeles Rams 'a viable contender in his trade market,' according to multiple sources. The Rams have also reportedly 'explored the possibilities' with Stafford despite not knowing what they can do with Jared Goff's long-term contract on the books.
Huddle Up: The Rams lack a first-round pick in the 2021 draft, but they may have an ace in the hole in the form of new general manager Brad Holmes, who just left Los Angeles earlier this month after serving as the team's director of college scouting for years. The San Francisco 49ers are also reportedly in the Stafford market, so things could get interesting between the NFC West rivals very quickly. Stafford has a $10 million roster bonus due to him on March 21, so look for Detroit to move him before then.
Posted: 1/28/2021 5:27 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will likely be traded this offseason, and the New England Patriots are one of the two 'front-runners' due to their quarterback need and favorable salary cap situation, according to a recent article written for The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Stafford projects as a high-end QB2 most anywhere he lands, but the Patriots would be more concerning than most given their current crop of underwhelming pass-catchers.
Posted: 1/27/2021 4:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has garnered interest from about one-third of the NFL, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, who opines the team could get a first-round pick for him.
Huddle Up: Stafford was 15th in fantasy points at the position this year even after playing all 16 games. The position has deepened, especially with dual-threat options, and it's hard to see him landing anywhere that will make him more than a low-end QB1 or high-end backup in fantasy.
Posted: 1/24/2021 5:32 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is expected to be traded this offseason, and the New England Patriots likely will least inquire about Stafford's availability, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.
Huddle Up: Cam Newton is not expected to return to the Patriots, so the team will be looking for a new quarterback this offseason. Stafford will be a starter no matter where he plays and can be at least a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback.