The Rams’ recent acquisition of quarterback Matthew Stafford provides the team with an immediate upgrade at the position. He joins a team loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. While Goff came close to leading Los Angeles to a Super Bowl, he ultimately came up short. Now it’ll be up to Stafford to ensure the Rams made the right decision.
However, before the team acquired the former Detroit Lion, they have been reported to have been exploring other options. According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, the Rams checked in on the possibility of acquiring Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers.
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After the Packers were defeated by Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, the 37-year old left many people wondering if he wanted out of Green Bay. Despite that, the Packers have expressed that they were “adamant” about keeping their franchise QB.
While Stafford is definitely an upgrade over Goff, Rodgers would’ve been an even better addition to the team. Yes, he’s toward the end of his career, but he’s fresh off of an MVP caliber season. In 16 games, he led Green Bay to a 13-3 record while completing 70.7% of his passes for 4,299 yards, and 48 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions.
Just imagine that kind of production mixed with a rejuvenated run game as well as a top-rated defense. Fans could have been celebrating around this time next year.