Lions seeking to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford: Report
Quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are likely to part methods during the offseason, with the team actively shopping their franchise quarterback on the trade market, according to many reports.
The Lions just recently hired a new general manager in Brad Holmes and brand-new coach Dan Campbell, so the time appears right to move on from Stafford, who has actually not led the team to an NFC North department title or a playoff success in 12 seasons under center.
Stafford is anticipated to bring the Lions plenty of skill, which would include at least a first-round choice in return, ESPN and NFL Network reported.
Stafford, who turns 33 in February, has two years staying on a team-friendly offer that is due to pay him a combined $43 million– $20 million this year and $23 million next year.
Stafford started all 16 games and tossed for 4,084 lawns with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season, in spite of playing through rib, ideal thumb, ankle and neck injuries. None of the injuries are expected to need surgery.