NFL Analyst Predicts Lions Trade Matthew Stafford To San Francisco 49ers

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Everything in 2020 seems to say that Matthew Stafford might be on his way out of Detroit.

The Lions are looking at yet another rebooting job, along with a coaching and front office overhaul. Accordingly, the franchise and the veteran QB could part ways to make way for the team to draft a QB in the 2021 draft.

Bleacher Report is predicting that the Lions trade the veteran QB to the 49ers.

Here’s how they play it out:

“A would-be contender like the San Francisco 49ers could have interest in taking such a gamble. Current starter Jimmy Garoppolo hasn’t been able to stay healthy, nor has he been consistent.

Shedding Garoppolo’s $26.4 million cap hit in 2021 would result in a dead cap number of just $2.8 million, so the money is there to make a move for a veteran passer. Stafford is a known commodity with big upside under an offensive coach like Kyle Shanahan, plus 2019 was the first season in which he missed any games since 2010. A second-rounder and future-minded picks from the 49ers might get it done.”

In 2020, Stafford has passed for 3,522 yards, 22 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 13 games so far this season.