Talk in NFL Circles Is "Matthew Stafford Might Be on the Move This Offseason"

John Maakaron

South Florida Sun-Sentinel NFL columnist Omar Kelly tweeted on Friday that he has backup on what he has been hearing in Mobile, Alabama.

"Man....@BartScott57 is clearly hearing what I was hearing at Mobile. The talk in NFL circles is that Matthew Stafford might be on the move this offseason."

While the thought of trading Stafford is intriguing, it would come at a steep price for the Lions. 

If Stafford is traded this offseason, the dead cap hit would be $32 million in 2020. 

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Could Detroit be seriously interested in drafting Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa? 

Or is this just what Detroit is really looking for. What many are hoping for is that the market for the No. 3 pick increases and that would bring back a larger haul, if the team trades down. 

What are your thoughts on this report? Leave your thoughts below.

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Comments (16)
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SadLionsFan
SadLionsFan

Lions finna suck anyways like always, they are in "win now mode" which means try to win 8 or 9 games. Trade him to the Chargers and watch him bloom, Sanders and Megatron wanted to be traded why not let Stafford go.

Rafaelto
Rafaelto

He’s not going anywhere. If he gets a running game with defense, he won’t need to be the best player, he would just need to be good... not great. Plus staff don’t want to eat 32mil in cap.

Kenkren1$
Kenkren1$

It would be sad if Stafford leaves the Lions. He’s never had a productive running game, an All Pro Offensive lineman and a great defense on the other side of the ball. Suh years gave up big plays because the linebacking core and secondary were average. I hope the Lions somehow get the defensive players, OL and running back needed to give Stafford a chance. Probably won’t happen and that’s on Mayhew, not Quinn. Years of passing on defensive lineman and productive free agents have killed this franchise.

Terry3
Terry3

Matthew Stafford isn't going anywhere. Every year its the same old rumor.

Rafaelto
Rafaelto

Rumors are good for Football. We may get a good trade with Miami, Charges, or Carolina. I would not mind doing Carolina and get their #7 and second round this year and 2nd round in 2021

Rafaelto
Rafaelto

Keep Stafford period. Eli Manning was not the best QB but he won super bowls . Get the best defense possible and a running game . That’s it.

Doude
Doude

Trade with Miami for the 5th & 26th pick.@conversation 5th- Jeff Okudah CB
26th- Yetur Gross-Matos
2nd- Jake Fromm QB

Fitty-Tucker
Fitty-Tucker

Just trying to create hype around our pick so teams will panic and give us a haul. Stafford will retire in Honolulu blue. I hope it works though, Miami's two firsts would jumpstart the D.

Trzcinski1968
Trzcinski1968

Okay okay so we're going to draft a quarterback with an injury history working out pretty well for us at the running back position isn't it

CAN2
CAN2

There's no way that they're going to eat 32 million in did cap space... SMH

gbossa
gbossa

I suspect Quinn had a chat with Matt and told him to be prepared for a bunch of strategic - "rumors" - like this leading up to the draft. I've been a supporter of Quinn and Patricia to have another year to turn this around, but if they were to somehow insanely decide to trade Stafford and in the process eat $32 million in dead money I'd be glad to donate money toward the pitchforks we'll need to buy in order to run them both out of town.

Dfitz5
Dfitz5

Tua is a joke. Keep Stafford


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