Jared Goff was happy to reconnect with former Rams teammates on Sunday

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The biggest talking point throughout the week leading up to the showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and the Detroit Lions was the quarterbacks facing their former teams. Matthew Stafford was going up against his former team of 12 years in the Lions, while Jared Goff was squaring off against his former team of five years in the Rams.

Following another loss for Detroit, Goff shared what it was like being able to reconnect with some of his former teammates on the Rams before and after the game – particularly Andrew Whitworth, who became a good friend of Goff’s in Los Angeles.

“A lot of guys saying, ‘Good job,’ and me echoing that to them. That’s pretty typical of postgame is just ‘Hey, good job,’ ‘Appreciate it,’ ‘Good job,’ ‘Appreciate it.’ That was pretty much it,” Goff said. “Getting to talk to some of my former teammates and friends was good to ask, ‘How’s your family?’ and that whole thing. But, Whit — it’s amazing he’s still doing it and that’s what I told him. I said, ‘I don’t know how you’re still doing it.’ He is as good as they get. I guess to expand on it, it was good to see all those old friends.”

Goff spent five seasons with the Rams, helping lead them to a Super Bowl in 2018. Over those five seasons, he created plenty of long-lasting relationships with players that are still employed in Los Angeles.

The former No. 1 overall pick finished with 268 yards, one touchdown and two crucial interceptions in his first career matchup against the Rams. Even in a loss, you could tell that Goff was glad to be able to speak to some of the members of the Rams on Sunday.

“Yeah, I got a lot of memories with a lot of those guys and a lot of lifelong friendships. We did some pretty special things here in my five years here, so it’s something I’m definitely really proud of what we were able to accomplish while I was with LA. It’s always cool to see that and have guys that mean something to you,” he said.

Besides his former teammates, everyone was curious to see how Sean McVay and Goff would approach each other after the game concluded. The two shared a quick hug following the game, putting the reported animosity between them aside.

Despite being able to speak to former teammates and coaches, Goff is likely glad to put this game behind him so the narratives by the media can be put on hold, at least for the time being.