Matthew Stafford won’t be coming to the Denver Broncos

New Rams QB Matthew Stafford. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
New Rams QB Matthew Stafford. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Lions have agreed to trade Matthew Stafford.

The former No.1 overall pick, who has spent his entire career with the Lions, will be traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Stafford was connected to the Denver Broncos and many  analysts believed that a deal could be struck between the two teams with the Lions acquiring Drew Lock and a package of draft picks.

Instead, it’s the Rams who will reportedly send two future first-round picks, a third-round pick and their former No.1 overall choice, Jared Goff, back to the Lions.

Many fans were hoping that the Broncos could bring Stafford aboard in order to upgrade the quarterback position, but whether or not he would have actually been an upgrade is debatable.

Stafford has put up big numbers in his career and while he has a bigger arm than Lock and much more experience, his best days could easily be behind him.

But for that price? Los Angeles, you can have him.

The Broncos are more than just a quarterback away from being a contender and truthfully, the jury is still out on Lock. It’s far too early to throw in the towel on his tenure in Denver. Of course, there will be those who would be more than happy to do that if the team could secure a trade for Houston’s Deshaun Watson.

However, it doesn’t sound like Watson is keen on the idea of playing in the Mile High City. That’s probably a good thing, because if the Lions got that much for Stafford, what the Texans could command in exchange for Watson could get totally ridiculous.

Next. The Broncos could create a ton of cap space by moving on from these 4 players. dark

Stay with what you have George Paton, let these other teams throw around these crazy trades.