Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions have agreed to part ways
It looks like Matthew Staffard’s days of dawning Detroit’s powder blue are coming to an end. According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Stafford and the Lions have come to a mutual decision that the team would trade away their franchise QB this offseason after 12 seasons. The Lions are headed into a full rebuild and will likely use their seventh overall pick to select a signal-caller. With that said, there should be plenty of suitors for Stafford, who still has some gas in the tank. He passed for over 4,000 yards for the eighth time in his career, finishing 12th in the NFL this season.
There are plenty of teams out there who could be dance partners with Detroit in a deal for the veteran quarterback. The Lions should see interest from more than a half dozen teams looking for a passer. San Francisco, Washington, the Panthers, Indianapolis, the Jets, and the Broncos will likely inquire on Stafford’s price tag. Right now, the 32-year-old comes at a bargain with two years and $43 million left on his contract. Stay tuned.