Matthew Stafford’s Michigan house is for sale

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Some scoffed when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put his Boston house up for sale. They’re not scoffing now.

Will they scoff in response to the latest franchise quarterback with a For Sale in the front yard of his local home? Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s Bloomfield Township home is on the market. The asking price? A mere $6.5 million.

The timeline here is fascinating. Stafford conducted a video conference with reporters on Thursday, at which time news of the house being for sale hadn’t emerged. The next morning, it has.

On Thursday, Stafford downplayed rumors and reports that the Lions were shopping him, which emerged out of nowhere in February.

“I really don’t pay too much attention to [the trade rumors],” Stafford said, via Birkett. “I pay less attention to them than my wife does. But it’s something that doesn’t bother me. Listen, I’m here, I want to be here. I love being a Detroit Lion, I love leading this team. All that kind of stuff is just out there to be out there. It’s a slow news month at that point and I’m just happy to be where I am and ready to deal with this offseason the way that it is and try to make the best of the season that I hope happens.”

While Stafford may have an explanation for his decision to sell his local home that meshes with his desire to remain with the Lions, it didn’t come up on Thursday because no one knew his house was for sale.

Stafford, per Birkett, also has homes in California and Georgia. When trade chatter first surfaced, his wife expressed an interest in having Matthew land with the Chargers. Now that they have added rookie Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the draft, that’s likely not an option for 2021 or beyond.

Regardless of what it all means or doesn’t mean for Stafford’s tenure with the Lions, here’s something that makes the house even more attractive: It includes an indoor, half basketball court made from the Detroit Pistons’ floor when they played at the Silverdome.

32 responses to “Matthew Stafford’s Michigan house is for sale

  1. Perhaps, he planning on retiring due to a bad back, the day before training camp like Barry Sanders. After all, he has made about $150M and it does not look like the Lions are going anywhere soon.

  2. Why is this guy always put on a pedestal? He’s been in the league since 2009 and his playoff record is 0-3, but yet he gets chance after chance but yet some QB’s are gone after a couple of years on their teams even though those QB’s change OC’s every year. Why does the overrated Stafford get so many chances?

  3. Stafford is a pros pro. Played hurt, has no weapons for years but still produces 4,000 plus yards consistently, gets criticized for being a good player, etc. If I were him, I’d bail out in a heartbeat. The Lions don’t deserve Stafford, he’s too good for that franchise. I’m not a Detroit hater, but you’ve never put legit weapons to help him out. Calvin Johnson and maybe Golden Tate. Outside of Golladay,that’s about it. Surround Stafford with weapons and a legit coach and I guarantee you he will take you to the playoffs.

  4. I dont see him going anywhere…doesnt he have a huge contract?…and a bad back?..

  5. It probably takes a while to sell a $6.5 million house so he’s just planning ahead.

  6. Stafford is Jay Cutler without the laziness. He also hasn’t won a playoff game and Cutler has so technically Stafford is worse than Jay Cutler.

  7. drednot says:
    May 15, 2020 at 10:25 am
    Why is this guy always put on a pedestal? He’s been in the league since 2009 and his playoff record is 0-3, but yet he gets chance after chance but yet some QB’s are gone after a couple of years on their teams even though those QB’s change OC’s every year. Why does the overrated Stafford get so many chances?

    First of all I would put most of the blame on owners, not Stafford. How have they tried to help him? The Lions always put forth a sub par team, year after year.

  8. Stafford is a really good QB (when healthy) on a really poorly run team. They’ve never had a great defense to compliment the offense, and can never field a complete team. Coaching has been terrible, and the GM position has been questionable his entire career.

  9. LionshaveStaffordforoveradecadeandZEROplayoffwins says:
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    If you owned an NFL team and had a choice at qb between Stafford or Cutler would you honestly choose Cutler?

  10. He’s headed to New England, and the Patriots are going to redo multiple contracts to get the cap space they need in order to sign him…BANK ON THAT!!

  11. Stafford, per Birkett, also has homes in California and Georgia…
    something that makes the house even more attractive: It includes an indoor, half basketball court made from the Detroit Pistons’ floor when they played at the Silverdome.

    Must be nice.

  12. Kelly Stafford says: They don’t want to live on or near water with 4 kids under the age of 4.

  13. From local news MLive: “No speculation is needed,” Kelly Stafford said. “We’re about to have our fourth child and I personally do not want to live on a lake or have a pool with four children under the age of a little over 3. So that is the reason that it’s on the market. It makes us super sad. That house has been incredible. We’ll never have a house like it. So it is a super sad thing, but it just makes us feel better knowing that there’s no real dangers of having tiny ones running around all the bodies of water. So, that is the reason.”

  14. Because of his large signing bonus he won’t be traded in 2020. In 2021 the accelerated cap hit would be 19MM, the acquiring team would owe him 20MM, and 23MM in 2022. Would a team make that trade? Maybe.

    He’s a decent but not ggreat QB.

  15. Placing a home on the market at that price point merely reflects the potential number of customers is small and it takes a long time to sell.

    His contract is enormous and damn near impossible to fit into most teams cap. He stays.

  16. beedubyatoo says:
    May 15, 2020 at 11:05 am

    LionshaveStaffordforoveradecadeandZEROplayoffwins says:
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    If you owned an NFL team and had a choice at qb between Stafford or Cutler would you honestly choose Cutler?

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    I think we both know that is lose-lose choice my friend. At least Jay was entertaining and brought the Bears a playoff win in the past decade.

  17. beedubyatoo says:
    May 15, 2020 at 11:05 am

    LionshaveStaffordforoveradecadeandZEROplayoffwins says:
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    If you owned an NFL team and had a choice at qb between Stafford or Cutler would you honestly choose Cutler?

    _______

    This is a lose-lose choice, however Cutler was pretty entertaining and did bring Chicago a playoff win in the past decade – Unlike Stafford’s THREE failed attempts.

  18. KoolAidFree says:
    May 15, 2020 at 11:16 am
    He’s headed to New England, and the Patriots are going to redo multiple contracts to get the cap space they need in order to sign him…BANK ON THAT!!

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    While an intriguing idea, does anyone really see Kraft/BB paying his salary when they couldn’t even afford to work something out with Brady?

  19. I can’t imagine any team trading for him and taking on the remainder of his contract and giving the Lions anything in return. On top of that, the Lions would take a cap hit of $32M because of his signing bonus. His salaries for 2020-2022 ($7.8M, $9.5M and $12.5M) aren’t all that bad. However, just like all players, he’ll forget about the $50M signing bonus and complain that his salary is too low. If that’s not bad enough, he has a bad back and in spite of his numbers he’s just an average QB. He’s similar to Kirk Cousins whose greatest accomplishment has been bilking teams out of huge amounts of money for mediocre QB play.

  20. Nothing going on, Stafford will end his career with Lions, unfortunately he gave everything including his health to this team. A trade won’t happen due to his fragile back.

  21. Stafford is no Brady who has 28 career playoff wins. He’s only 28 wins from catching up though.

  22. 2 things you can guarantee in life
    1. Paying taxes
    2. Stafford not winning a playoff game

  23. People can laugh all they want, but this Lions fan (and Georgia fan as well) is going to keep believing that the QB who went to the same high school as Bobby Layne will win it all for the Lions.

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