According to an ESPN report, the Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford have agreed to part ways with one another as the Lions are now taking trade offers. Adam Schefter tweeted out the big news about Stafford and the Lions’ mutual separation.
After twelve years as the Lions quarterback, Stafford will not suit up in the Honolulu blue next season. The Lions have undergone a wholesale change in the front office and the latest bombshell news surrounding this organization.
Stafford is the Lions’ former first overall selection, and now the organization will begin to hear trade offers from other teams looking to bring in Stafford. New General Manager (GM) Brad Holmes, who was officially announced this week, will likely be busy as the organization parts ways with Stafford.
Newly announced head coach Dan Campbell commented on Stafford calling him a heck of a player but also noting you do not always need a veteran quarterback to win games. Now it seems that Campbell will opt to go with a different quarterback by the time the 2021 season rolls around.
The Detroit Lions have mutually agreed to part ways with quarterback Matthew Stafford.
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This news may not come as a shock with rumors of Stafford’s departure swirling since the end of the 2020 season, but it is still a shocking newsbreak none the less.
Expect big changes from the Lions, and parting ways with Stafford is just one of those many changes.
Paired with the new regime in the front office and the newly assembled coaching staff, this Lions team will be much different in 2021.
But, after twelve years, it seems that Stafford’s time in Detroit has come to an end. A big thank you goes out to Stafford, who has been nothing but amazing for this city, community, and organization during his time here.
Best of luck to Matthew Stafford wherever he ends up once a deal gets worked out.