Brokers Apologizes to Jared Goff: For the past few seasons, defensive lineman Michael Brockers and quarterback Jared Goff were going to war together with the Los Angeles Rams. For a couple of seasons, the Rams were a very competitive playoff team that made the playoffs a year ago and even defeated the Seahawks in round one of the postseasons.
In 2019 the two players went to the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots 13-3. Through the ups and downs of Jared Goff’s career in Los Angeles, relationships were reportedly rocky with coach Sean McVay, but you did not see many players comment on the young quarterback.
Following Goff’s trade to the Detroit Lions for quarterback Matthew Stafford it seemed that many players were excited about the move.
Shortly after the move, Brockers told TMZ that the acquisition of Stafford was a “level up.” He went on to say, “I don’t want to say a lock for the Super Bowl, but with having a quarterback like that and just seeing what we did last year and just seeing what he can bring to this team, there’s no wonder why we can’t [win the Super Bowl].”
Detroit Acquires Brockers
With Brockers on the Rams and Goff now in Detroit it seemed like the comments were eventually going to fade and once the season started up both players would begin going their separate ways and it is what it is. This was until the Rams traded the veteran defensive lineman to the Lions in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round pick.
Brockers is back with Goff as his quarterback and instantly needed to do damage control after calling him out following his departure. Awkward!
“I was just trying to boost up the move that the team was doing and trying to make sure, boost up the fan base,” Brockers said. “I don’t think it was anything against Jared.
I even had to go text Jared away from the camera, stuff like that, just man-to-man, just, man, bro, I did not mean it to go like that. I didn’t mean what I said.
After heading to the facility in Detroit Brockers made it his duty to find Goff and apologize for what took place. “As a man, you just know that I respect you as a player. You took me to the Super Bowl, so it wasn’t like that,” Brockers said.
At the end of the day, Goff is an NFL starting quarterback which is not easy to accomplish and he understands that. “If you’re playing in the NFL, you’re a great player, and I never want to comment on somebody’s career or anything like that. I’m going to leave that to the media and let you guys handle that,” Brockers said.
Goff Responds via Detroit Radio Interview
After being acquired by the Lions Goff was interviewed over the radio for Detroit and he was asked about the whole Brockers situation. “I love Brock, man. I know how that stuff goes on those TMZ interviews and sometimes that happens. But that guy, he’s my guy.
I love Brock. He reached out to me very quickly after that and no ill will. We’re all good and moving forward,” Goff said. Goff handled this situation very well to say the least.
At the end of the day, these two players are paid professionals and if little things like this distract you, you might be in big trouble soon. These two men will handle the situation as men and by the time training camp rolls around this will be forgotten about.
If anything this serves as a lesson to players around the league that comment on former teammates or opponents…you never know when you might be sent packing yourself.