Matthew Stafford is a very coveted quarterback that many teams would love to have. In fact, some of them are willing to give the Detroit Lions a lot to trade for him.
Reports surfaced over the weekend that the Lions and Stafford mutually agreed to facilitate a trade and part ways.
According to Peter King of NBC Sports, there are at least five teams expected to offer at least a first-round pick to Detroit in exchange for Stafford.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network added that many eyes should be kept on teams like Broncos, Colts, Panthers, 49ers, Patriots and Washington to try and make a move for Stafford.
Stafford lacks postseason success, but he is the Lions’ franchise leader in just about every passing category as well as one of eight quarterbacks in league history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season.
His only postseason years came in 2011, 2014, and in 2016. The team lost all three games played.
The 32-year-old quarterback is coming off a 2020 season that saw him complete 64.2% of his passes for 4,084 yards and 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.