A week ago, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter set the over/under of teams changing quarterbacks this offseason at 18 and picked the "over."
While Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from the Houston Texans and Aaron Rodgers put his future with the Green Bay Packers in question after a NFC Championship Game loss, we have a blockbluster trade involving a pair of quarterbacks.
It's the first time in NFL history that a pair of No. 1 overall picks have been traded for each other.
Since drafting Goff with the No. 1 overall pick in 2016, the Rams won't have a first-round pick -- barring future trades to acquire one back -- from 2017 through 2023.
Jared Goff was Rams last 1st-round pick in 2016; since then, they’ve traded away their next 7 1st-round picks:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2021
•2017: Traded to Titans
•2018: Traded to Pats
•2019: Traded to Falcons
•2020: Traded to Jags
•2021: Traded to Jags
•2022: Traded to Lions
•2023: Traded to Lions
Goff is currently under contract through the 2024 season and Stafford is under contract through 2022.
In terms of fantasy outlook, this is a significant boost for Stafford. While he played with some talented pass-catchers in Detroit including Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, both set to become free agents, and tight end T.J. Hockenson, the Rams have talented pass-catchers (Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, etc.) as well, but a much more creative offensive coach in Sean McVay.
A few seasons ago, the Rams had the league's top-ranked offense and Goff finished as fantasy's QB6 that season (2018). If Stafford can stay healthy, a top-eight season in 2021 is within reach. Meanwhile, Goff is likely to be an even less reliable fantasy quarterback than what we've seen in his back-to-back disappointing and mediocre seasons for the Rams.