Panthers offered No. 8 pick and extra for Matthew Stafford

The Panthers were among a few groups competing for Matthew Stafford before the Lions consented to exchange him to the Rams, however the reports of what the Panthers were offering is enlightening.

Carolina presented its first-round pick this year, No. 8 generally speaking, and the sky is the limit from there, as indicated by Albert Breer of SI.com and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

With an offer that way, it’s amazing that the Lions would take the Rams’ proposal of a 2021 third-round pick, 2022 first-round pick, 2023 first-round pick and Jared Goff all things considered. The Rams’ picks in 2022 and 2023 will probably be later in the first round than No. 8 generally speaking, and groups quite often focus on having picks this year over having them later on. Indeed, if the Lions truly needed first-round picks in quite a while, they might have gotten them by exchanging out of the Panthers’ No. 8 by and large pick, just as the Lions’ own No. 7 in general pick.

The Rams were anxious to dispose of Goff’s agreement, and Lions General Manager Brad Holmes, who was with the Rams all through Goff’s residency, may like him alright that he sees Goff, even with his costly compensation cap hits the following two seasons, as a positive resource. However, with a Top 10 pick in 2021 being offered, it’s amazing that the Lions favored Goff and the Rams’ bundle of picks all things being equal.

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