Today’s Rams-Lions game has more spiciness than you would expect for a matchup between a 5-1 and 0-6 team. It is because of the connections between the two teams.
On Sunday morning, FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer shared a story about what happened when Goff learned he was being traded. According to Glazer, when McVay called him to inform him of the deal, the QB hung up.
The two wound up reconciling later in the offseason when they ran into each other in LA.
Jared Goff and Sean McVay weren't really speaking after Goff was traded to the Lions. Months later, the 2 actually bumped into each other randomly at an LA restaurant. The awkward situation eventually led to the 2 catching up and becoming cordial.@JayGlazer tells the story! pic.twitter.com/rzDQlTm1KV
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 24, 2021
Goff has since said he was “blindsided” by the trade. Last week, McVay admitted he could have done a better job keeping his player abreast of what was about to happen.
“Yes, I wish there was better, clearer communication,” McVay said, via ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry. “To say that it was perfectly handled on my end, I wouldn’t be totally accurate in that. I’ll never claim to be perfect, but I will try to learn from some things that I can do better, and I think that was one of them without a doubt.”
In turn, Goff said he appreciated McVay’s honesty.
“I appreciate it. It takes a man to say something like that. So, yeah, I appreciate it. It still happened the way it did, but I do appreciate him saying that.”
Ahead of Jared Goff’s return to LA, he’s aware of Sean McVay wishing his communication was better before trade.
Goff: “I appreciate it. It takes a man to say something like that. So, yeah, I appreciate it. It still happened the way it did, but I do appreciate him saying that.”
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) October 20, 2021
The Rams and Lions will kick off at 4:05 p.m. ET today.