Detroit Lions Players That Will Have Wow Seasons In 2015

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Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) calls signals at the line of scrimmage Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Stafford – QB 

Over the past 6 seasons Stafford has been awful, good and really good. Why do I think Stafford will have a “wow” season? Because he has been given key pieces this off-season, I’m going to be honest, last year wasn’t Stafford’s fault.

The offensive line was awful, and when I say awful, I mean it. You can’t be a good quarter back when you have no time to throw, and the argument is “well Aaron Rodgers does it, why can’t Stafford?” That is because Stafford will never be Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers is one of the most talented quarterback in the game. Stafford is a good QB, can he be elite? I don’t exactly think so.

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Stafford’s running backs were awful last year, and that was how bad the offensive line was. For me, I label this season critical in Stafford’s career entering year seven, in the second year of a new offense, revamped offensive line and a play maker like Ameer Abdullah.

I label this season a do or die for Stafford.

I feel confident that Stafford will be outstanding this year, I think Detroit will run more than in years past and coming off a year in which he was pressured a ton, but didn’t give up the ball is an example of why I see a breakout season for Stafford.

Analytics point to Stafford as a top five QB, with analytics they put a ton on taking care of the ball and making smart plays. Stafford’s win probability added was fifth among quarterbacks. As the season progressed so did Stafford in the playoffs he was okay, not great however finishing in the top-tier is a good sign.

I look for Stafford to have 25-35 touchdown passes and 10-14 Interceptions. That would be a great thing for Detroit.

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