Lions put Matthew Stafford on COVID-19 list

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has just become the biggest name in the NFL to go on the COVID-19 list.

The Lions added Stafford to the reserve/COVID-19 list today, according to the league’s transaction wire.

That could either mean that Stafford himself tested positive or that he was exposed to someone who has COVID-19. There has been no word on whether Stafford actually has the virus.

As training camps open, the NFL is in the process of trying to figure out how to play a football season in a pandemic. Stafford is the most significant player so far who will be unable to participate in the start of training camp, but he almost certainly won’t be the last big name to go on the COVID-19 list.

24 responses to “Lions put Matthew Stafford on COVID-19 list

  1. Is this really worth it? Does someone need to die for our entertainment? If so, who and when is enough is enough?

  2. Trying to get the season up and running is NOT a good idea. Can’t see it is going to get better than it is now. And the NFL is just getting started.

  3. Let’s all pray his wife whose a brain cancer survivor doesnt get it. N for speedy recovery for him. God forbid his wife gets it n we all realize real fast why this season needs ve in a bubble orcanceled as much I hatr to say it. Praying for the whole country which needs heal in so many ways. I 2ant football but in no way should we trade lives for it

  4. What happens to Stafford’s contract with the Lions if he decides to medically opt-out of this season? Will he be a free agent next year?

    Considering what’s happening in MLB, a non-contact sport, I think it’s just plain goofy for the NFL to play this year. But we do need an outlet for our passion for competitive sports.

  5. Stafford needs to op-out this year and get with a team with a clue… The women who own the lions are as useless as william clay ford was or worse.

  6. Matt you and your family have been through enough take the year off. Give that back another year to heal and the team will have a higher draft choice also. Wish you nothing but the best.

  7. The person who develops a full-body PPE football uniform with built-in pads will make a bunch of dough.

  8. Do ANY OF YOU actually read the REAL Stats on this? For people under 70 it has a lower mortality rate than the seasonal flu.
    As of yesterday 673,833 have died from Covid. (Assuming you can trust the cdc and WHO numbers)

    Flu: The World Health Organization estimates that 290,000 to 650,000 people die of flu-related causes every year worldwide.

    Can we just STOP With the hysterics making it seem like it is like 1980S HIV death sentence?

  9. To those promoting a Cancel The Season message:

    YOU are no less in charge or accountable for these players’ decisions than I am. What YOU think doesn’t matter to them, nor should it.

    NOBODY has forced them to participate, evidenced by the daily reports of individuals who has exercised their options differently.

    HOW are you NOT judging these players’ decisions?

    Will YOU cancel your livelihood for 12 months, accordingly?
    I didn’t think so.

  10. 2ruefan says:
    August 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Do ANY OF YOU actually read the REAL Stats on this? For people under 70 it has a lower mortality rate than the seasonal flu.
    As of yesterday 673,833 have died from Covid. (Assuming you can trust the cdc and WHO numbers)

    Flu: The World Health Organization estimates that 290,000 to 650,000 people die of flu-related causes every year worldwide.

    Can we just STOP With the hysterics making it seem like it is like 1980S HIV death sentence?

    When is the year over again???

  11. He just doesn’t want to be swept by Trubisky for the third consecutive season.

  12. 2ruefan says:
    August 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm
    Do ANY OF YOU actually read the REAL Stats on this? For people under 70 it has a lower mortality rate than the seasonal flu.
    As of yesterday 673,833 have died from Covid. (Assuming you can trust the cdc and WHO numbers)
    ……
    Flu mostly kills babies and people over 65 or so.

    Anyway-
    Could be he tested positive or he is isolating because someone he is in contact with tested positive.
    Amazing that someone who has earned $100 million would put themselves or fam at risk at all.

    Few deaths is better. How about we do what leads to fewer deaths. Just a thought.

    USA at 150,000 dead and adding > 750 more a day.How many would you prefer die?

  13. Stafford is terrible, he’s 0-3 in the playoffs and at least two of the losses were directly a result of HIS turnovers.

    Good to joe still spawning new names out of frustration form the truth. Find a safe space kid, you’re gonna need it!

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