Detroit Lions News: Matthew Stafford’s house on the market not his services

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You will have the opportunity to purchase Detroit Lions franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford’s mansion, that is, if you can afford a monthly mortgage that ranges about $30,000 per month.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly have listed their Bloomfield township mansion with an asking price of $6.5-million.  When you consider Matt averages $27-million per season, his $6.5-million house seems like a drop in the bucket.

Just for curiosity sakes, I’d love to know how much it would cost per month to run that Stafford household.  Property taxes, hydro, gas, water, insurance, along with that gigantic monthly mortgage rate.

If you want to check out the fantastic photo gallery of the house, it can be found here courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.  It’s a place that doesn’t just possess an indoor basketball court; it also has the largest infinity pool in the entire state of Michigan.

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The second the news broke yesterday, the internet broke with both Detroit Lions fans and NFL fans speculating.  As you can imagine, the Detroit trolls were out in full force, suggesting the Detroit Lions are prepared to trade their franchise quarterback.

The Lions fans, in turn, counterpunching that notion, and that’s also where I fall with my opinion on the situation.  That, even before Kelly Stafford posted on her Instagram story explaining that the family has decided they’d prefer not to live on a lake or have a pool with four kids all under the age of three crawling or running around.

The sentiment of trading Stafford simply doesn’t make sense, from a business point of view and where the Detroit Lions are as a franchise.

By trading Stafford, the Lions would endure a steep $32-million in dead cap money.  There is no way an organization will trade a player away that will still count that kind of money against the cap.  Stafford carries a $21.3-million cap number this season.

Even next season, Stafford’s dead cap number still remains $19-million, and his cap number goes up to $33-million.  IF the Detroit Lions did want to part ways with Stafford, don’t expect it until 2022, which is also the final year of his deal, so what’s the point?  His dead cap number free falls to $6-million, and he carries a cap hit of $26-million.

These are all reasons to believe Kelly Stafford when she tells us; the family is moving due to personal reasons.

Also, if General Manager (GM) Bob Quinn had any inkling of trading Stafford, he’d of selected Tua Tagovailoa with the third overall pick in the NFL Draft.  IF Detroit picked Tua and then Stafford’s house went up for sale, we could sound the alarm, but that’s simply not the case.

Some folks had compared yesterday’s news to when Tom Brady and Philip Rivers both listed their homes.  It’s a very different situation.  Both Brady and Rivers are much older and pending free agents.  Rivers leaving the Chargers didn’t come as much of a shock, Tom leaving, on the other hand, was a shock, but it seems the writing had been on the wall for quite some time.

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For the Stafford haters, I am sorry to inform you; you’re going to have to keep on hating for at least two more years.