Detroit Lions Got Roasted To Hell For Asking Social Media To Vote Matt Stafford To The Pro Bowl (TWEETS)

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In 2017, the Detroit Lions decided to throw all of their eggs in Matt Stafford’s basket by giving him a five-year contract extension that is worth $135 million over five years. Stafford is still the highest-paid and most notable player on the roster, so of course, the Lions are sort of obligated to campaign for him to get into the pro bowl.

The problem with that is his numbers indicate that he doesn’t deserve a Pro Bowl nod this year, having thrown for 4 touchdown and 5 interceptions in the past six games to lead the team to a current 5-8 record and in dead last in the NFC North.

Just in case they didn’t realize that, fans under the post made sure to remind the team how bad of an idea this was.

The Lions drafted Stafford with the top pick in 2009 and he rescued the team from a decade-long stretch of absolute futility. Though Stafford has helped lead Detroit to three playoff appearances in the last six seasons, the Lions have not advanced past the first round. Their last playoff victory was in 1991.

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