Detroit Lions Initially Requested Aaron Donald In Trade Talks For Matthew Stafford

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The Detroit Lions shot their shot.

On Super Bowl Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter spoke on how the Carolina Panthers made a run at Stafford, offering the Detroit Lions the No. 8 pick, their fifth rounder and Teddy Bridgewater:

Detroit decided to bypass that offer and take the Rams deal, which was two first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, a third-round pick in 2021 and QB Jared Goff.

Before they said yes to that deal, Schefter added the Lions tried to get the Rams to part ways with NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald:

Can’t blame the Lions for asking.