Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is still adjusting to the trade that sent him from the Los Angeles Rams to the Lions, and is now reflecting on the blockbuster deal that went down over last weekend saying he was “extremely disappointed and upset” when he found out about the trade.
“Ultimately, they wanted to go in a different direction,” Goff said, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Sam Farmer and Gary Klein. “As the quarterback, as the guy that’s at arguably the most important position on the field, if you’re in a place that you’re not wanted and they want to move on from you, the feeling’s mutual.
“You don’t want to be in the wrong place. It became increasingly clear that was the case. [The trade] is something that I’m hopeful is going to be so good for my career.”
Goff is confused as to when exactly his relationship with Rams brass went sideways, and what led them to wanting to move on from him as their signal caller.
“That’s the tough part right now is trying to figure that out, when did that happen?” Goff said. “Those are all conversations that I may or may not have, and try to figure it out. That’s the conversation to have.”
Goff is now in Detroit and has seen a big difference in how the Lions organization communicates as opposed to what he experienced with the Rams.
“[Discussions with Lions brass are] what made me go, ‘oh my God, this is how it’s supposed to feel. This makes me feel great,’ how excited they were, how fired up they were,” Goff said. “… As time has gone on over the last few days, and even the end of that night, it becomes a positive and you start to feel really good about yourself again. You start to feel, I don’t want to say relief is the word, but you start to feel happy, grateful, ready for a new opportunity.”