The Los Angeles Rams traded two first round picks, Jared Goff, and a third round pick in exchange for quarterback Matthew Stafford over the weekend. Since then, many analysts have called this an overpay and wondered what this does for the DeShaun Watson price tag or if the Rams could have gotten Watson for that price.
Former Rams running back and “Rambassador”, Eric Dickerson went on Fox Sports’ Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on Tuesday and talked about the trade for Stafford. According to Dickerson, the Houston Texans wanted a huge package for Watson. Dickerson said, “They wanted two number one’s, they wanted two number two’s, and your two best defensive players. So they wanted Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.”
There is exactly a zero percent chance that Les Snead would have given up that type of package for any one player including DeShaun Watson. What is nice to know however, is that the Rams were at the very least exploring their options. There were also reports this week that the Rams called the Packers about Aaron Rodgers.
What this also clearly says is that the team is all in on 2021. This is a team that wants to win a championship and is in championship mode. The Super Bowl will be held in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium next season and the Rams are going to make a push.
The Rams ended up with quarterback Matthew Stafford who isn’t necessarily a bad option C. DeShaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers are two of the five best quarterbacks in the NFL. Rodgers wasn’t available and Watson came with a ridiculous price. Maybe the price for Watson falls as the season gets closer. However, if the Rams wanted to dump Goff as well, they needed to make a move as soon as possible. Stafford is arguably inside the top-10 of NFL quarterbacks. It’s not as if the Rams settled and ended up with Sam Darnold or Nick Foles (again).