Lions looking to trade Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

WDIV-TV reports the Lions have been engaged in trade talks for several weeks.

Detroit Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said that a rumor the team is in talks to trade Matthew Stafford are not true.

First, the Lions restructured the quarterback's contract in December, converting a March roster bonus into a signing bonus. His cap hit will be $21.3 million if he plays in Detroit. In eight games, Stafford threw for 19 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

Stafford's wife, Kelly, chimed in on the report on Instagram, writing "Well if Detroit is done with us." in one post, and suggesting in another that she would like if Stafford were to join the Los Angeles Chargers, who suddenly have a vacancy at quarterback after announcing on Monday that they were moving on from longtime starter Philip Rivers.

Assuming he's still around, Stafford will look to build on those numbers in 2020.

The Lions currently have the third pick in the National Football League draft and could possibly pick up a top tier QB if they wanted to but as of now I would take the rumors of the team trading Stafford with a grain of salt until more news outlets begin hearing the same thing.

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