4 teams who could make a trade offer to the Lions for Jared Goff
4. Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins have plenty of cap space ($51.3 million, according to Over The Cap), and despite all the public positivity on Tua Tagovailoa he has a lot to prove. Of course Goff’s ceiling is not much, if any, higher than Tagovailoa’s, but new head coach Mike McDaniel might be willing to foster an open competition for the starting job and he’s a tentacle of the Kyle Shanahan/Sean McVay tree of offensive philosophy.
Miami certainly has passing game weapons who can elevate a quarterback. With upgrades to the offensive line sure to come, Goff could be quite effective as the Dolphins’ starting quarterback.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are looking to replace Ben Roethlisberger. There’s no way they actually believe Mason Rudolph can be the guy, and they don’t seem to consider Dwayne Haskins an option (not that they should consider Haskins an option). With Rodgers of course no longer available, they’re realistically down to a free agent option like Marcus Mariota or making a trade for Jimmy Garoppolo among available veterans along that line. The draft will offer potential quarterback options in the first round, as the Steelers will currently go on the clock at No. 20.
Goff would effectively be a one-year bridge, and Pittsburgh could still draft a quarterback in the first round with an eye on the future. With pieces in place around the quarterback and a top-end defense, Goff can be a viable signal caller for the Steelers in 2022.