Rams Alum Jared Goff Breaks Social Media Silence After Lions Trade To Share Sweet Message To Girlfriend
Jared Goff has been absent from social media since he confirmed he was leaving the Los Angeles Rams to join the Detroit Lions. The NFL player will be switching places with Matthew Stafford when the new season starts. Although Goff has kept a low-profile since the news broke, he broke his silence on Valentine’s Day. The quarterback shared a sweet message dedicated to his girlfriend Christen Harper on the very special day.
The Jared Goff trade
Goff will be leaving the Rams as the team traded him for Stafford from the Lions. News of trade came after Goff the team barely made the playoffs this season and lost in the Divisional playoffs to the Packers. Tension between Goff and coach Sean McVay was apparent during the first playoffs encounter against the Seahawks.
John Wolford was made the starting quarterback for that game after Goff underwent surgery after a thumb injury. However, Wolford suffered an injury during that game and Goff came in to deliver a win to the next stage of the playoffs. Despite his best efforts, Goff was announced to be leaving the Rams.
“Thank you to the entire city of Los Angeles for welcoming a 21-year-old kid with open arms and making this town feel like home,” Goff wrote in a statement posted on Instagram confirmed the trade.
“This city has shaped the man I’ve become and I will forever be grateful for the Kroenke family, my coaches, the support staff, and most importantly, my teammates for competing and fighting with me every Sunday,” Goff continued. “I’ve made memories with every one of you in that locker room that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
Jared Goff and Christina Harper on Valentine’s Day
A week after confirming the trade, Goff was all love for his girlfriend Harper. The QB updated his Instagram Stories to share a photo of the two on the day to celebrate love.
“My valentine,” Goff captioned the picture.
Harper replied on her own Instagram Stories adding, “Luckiest girl.” In another post, the model showcased a beautiful bouquet of pink roses she received.
Harper has been quite the support for Goff during this unexpected change in his football career. After news broke that he was leaving for the Detroit Lions, she shared a message on social media.
“So grateful I got to be part of this journey with you for the last 3 seasons in LA,” Harper wrote. “@Jaredgoff I love you so much and so excited for his new adventure.”
Harper and Goff started dating sometime at the end of 2018 but confirmation of their relationship didn’t come until about March 2019. The couple was caught by paparazzi leaving a store together. Fans of the model and the NFL star were able to catch a glimpse of their home life during the 2020 season of HBO’s Hard Knocks. The show chronicled the LA Rams and LA Chargers as they tackled on starting a season during the pandemic.
The couple has not announced when they plan to move to Detroit where Goff would be starting his job as the QB for the Lions next NFL season.