Dan Campbell Throws Shade at Rams Over Jared Goff Trade

Following the win over the Rams last night, the Lions head coach Dan Campbell didn't shy away from trolling the Rams for trading Goff to Detroit.
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The moment it became clear that the Los Angeles Rams and the Detroit Lions were going to face off in the NFC Wild Card game, the narrative surrounding the occasion was always going to be on Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford. One of them was going to emerge victorious while the other was going to go home empty-handed.

Despite both franchise quarterbacks playing well, unfortunately for the Rams, it was Goff and the Lions who came out as winners.

After having one of the best regular seasons in franchise history, the Lions finally got their first playoff win in over three decades. Head coach Dan Campbell had every reason to be proud of his team and his leader Jared Goff. In praising him after the game, he didn't miss the opportunity to take a shot at the Rams, Goff's former team.

Lions HC Dan Campbell Takes A Shot At Rams About Jared Goff

After giving him the game ball, Campbell told Goff that he was "good enough for Detroit", referring to the way the Rams abruptly traded him to the Motor City in 2020. After being the franchise's first-overall pick and leading them to a Super Bowl in his third season, Goff was unexpectedly jettisoned, along with additional draft picks, for Matthew Stafford. This had caught Goff by such surprise that it created a public fissure between Rams head coach Sean McVay and Goff.

Goff undersold the "revenge game" aspect of the matchup all week, but getting one over Los Angeles certainly must have felt good.

Campbell is right. Goff is a very good quarterback and wasn't treated fairly by the Rams. McVay has mentioned his regret in the way he approached the trade several times. Goff is certainly "good enough" as he has proven by the new heights he has taken this Lions team. Perhaps, this was one of the rare win-win trades for both sides.

Detroit may have gotten the last laugh, but this saga is far from over as Stafford confirmed Sunday night that he is coming back for next season. How the rest of Goff and Stafford's careers will play out remains to be seen, but Rams fans certainly wish the best for Goff in his pursuit of a championship that eluded him in LA.

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