The first thing Michael Brockers told Jared Goff after trade in wake of Matthew Stafford comment, Lions
Are things going to be awkward between former, now reunited, teammates in Detroit Jared Goff, and newest Lions Michael Brockers?
Not at all.
The ink had barely dried on the Los Angeles Rams deal that sent Goff to Detroit for dynastic arms dealer Matthew Stafford, a ’21 third-rounder and first-rounders in ’22 and ’23. That’s when Brockers let it slip his team experienced a “level up” at the QB position.
ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, however, notes Brockers has since apologized to Goff personally, in an effort to repair any possible damage the comments may have caused.
“I was really just trying to boost up the move that the team was doing and trying to make sure, boost up the fan base. I don’t think it was anything against Jared. I even had to go text Jared away from the camera, stuff like that, just man-to-man, just, man, bro, I did not mean it to go like that. I didn’t mean what I said.
“As a man, you just know that I respect you as a player. You took me to the Super Bowl, so it wasn’t like that.” Brockers said to ESPN on Monday
Goff even had a good laugh about it, when he told Detroit’s 97.1 FM on Monday that he “knows how that sh– goes on TMZ.”
Lions Need Brockers and Goff To Step Up
It’s hard to tell what the Lions will be capable of this season, with a new head coach in the front office and former offensive stars in Stafford and wideouts in Marvin Jones Jr and Kenny Golladay are now elsewhere. Guys like Goff and Brockers will have to coalesce to help bring any success to the Lions this upcoming season.
Brockers, started 136 of 138 games for the Rams since 2012, amassing 28 sacks and 395 total tackles along the way. Goff, meanwhile, led the Rams to the Super Bowl in 2018 and is a two-time Pro Bowler with more than 18,000 yards passing and 107 passing touchdowns to his name.