Lions have already talked to one-third of the league about Matthew Stafford

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The Lions are shopping quarterback Matthew Stafford, and they have a whole lot of potential customers.

About a third of the league has reached out to the Lions about a potential Stafford trade, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Among the teams that have been mentioned as potential trade partners for the Lions are the Colts, 49ers, Broncos, Patriots, Football Team, Panthers, Raiders, Rams, Texans and Cowboys.

The Lions are said to be seeking at least a first-round draft pick for Stafford. With so many teams interested, they may be able to get more than that.

55 responses to “Lions have already talked to one-third of the league about Matthew Stafford

  1. The Texans? Very interesting if Watson would accept a trade there (I’m sure he wouldn’t).

  2. I can’t believe the Cowboys are thinking in terms of Stafford as a backup so is this a negotiating tactic in the Dak situation or is Dallas making a rational decision with respect to how much $$$ is Dak worth to them given their cap position and given their defensive and OL needs. Stafford should be offered low-mid level franchise money by other teams, not the insane levels Dak demands.

  3. Honestly, Indianapolis would be the best fit. Best Oline he’s ever had, best run game he’s every had, and a formidable defense.

  4. Stop mentioning the Raiders every time a quarterback becomes available, Derek Carr is not going anywhere, Pittsburgh needs a quarterback

  5. Broncos? Lions are going to need a more than serviceable Vet QB even if they can get high enough in the draft to get one of the top 3 guys.

  6. If all the Lions get is 1 first round pick it’s dumb to trade him. Need multiple picks with one of them a first rounder. Makes no sense otherwise.

  7. The article says: Among the teams that have been mentioned as potential trade partners for the Lions are the….

    Doesn’t say those are the teams the Lions have talked to.

  8. Mentioned as a possibility is not nearly the same thing as actually being interested. Really there are only about 3 teams that are really in play.

  9. This one is easy it’s a team ready NOW to go to the finals of the tournament…..

    Colts send 1st & 3rd round picks for Stafford & two 4th’s

    SF sends 1st pick & Jimmy G for Stafford & a 3rd

    PITT sends 1st pick & JuJu for Stafford & a 3rd

    Pittsburgh if Roethlisberger retires

  10. I hope Washington doesn’t get involved in the Stafford chase. Stay put and see how all this works out. There are a lot of moving parts at QB this off season…. a little bit of patience will go a long way.

  11. He’s going to the Patriots who are going to package this year’s first round pick, a sixth, and next year’s third rounder

  12. Stafford on the WFT with Rivera as HC makes them the Division leaders/winners instantly.

  13. 6ringsandarapist says:
    January 27, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Barry Sanders should have asked for a trade…

    Ironically so should have Megatron, interesting both HOFers retired early rather than go that route.

  14. Cowboys makes entirely too much sense.

    He grew up around Dallas when the Cowboys were contenders. He would become a god in Texas if he brought a Super Bowl back to the Cowboys.

    McCarthy knows him. Kellen Moore knows him. Dak isn’t guaranteed to be healthy. Dak wants $35M a year, in a down year for the cap. The NFC East is a relatively easy path to the playoffs.

    It just makes too much sense.

  15. I laugh every time i hear the Niners are interested in a quarterback when their front office and fans were bragging how good Jimmy G is, i guess they all changed their minds on mr overrated Garropolo.

  16. Dallas should let Dak walk and sign Stafford. At least offer the non-exclusive tag on Dak so they find out his true market value, have the ability to match (hope they don’t unless reasonable amount of money) and if he leaves get good picks for him. I would rather have Stafford than Dak, mostly for the money.

  17. The Ford’s have never spent any money to put a team around Stafford. I just hope he goes to a team that he can take to the playoffs! Indy or San Fran would be a great place for him.

  18. ariani1985 says:
    January 27, 2021 at 4:32 pm
    Patriots have NO interest! The stidham decade of dominance is amongst the NFL!

    Thanks – I needed a good laugh today.

  19. Only Wb’s bettter than Stafford are Mahomes, Herbert, Russell wilson, Rodgers and Brady. Everyone else should be calling

  20. The Pats are interested in getting Garoppolo back first. If that doesn’t work out, I’m sure they’d be interested in Stafford.

  21. I’m not sure why people think he would go to New England. They may have the wort offence in the league and should not be considered a legitimate contender.

  22. This is the one time I feel where fans have collectively came together and supported a player wanting a trade unequivocally. He dealt with too much in Detroit and hearing that knee cap biting speech had to be the final straw. You just wish that Megatron and Barry would’ve done the same.

  23. Lions are trying to drive up the price. He is worth a 3rd and player. The price was set when the chiefs traded Alex smith ( who signed a 94 million dollar contract with the wtf)

  24. Honestly, Indianapolis would be the best fit. Best Oline he’s ever had, best run game he’s every had, and a formidable defense.

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    And playing at least 8 games in a dome.

  25. Robert Mitchell says:
    January 27, 2021 at 5:03 pm
    Only Wb’s bettter than Stafford are Mahomes, Herbert, Russell wilson, Rodgers and Brady. Everyone else should be calling

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    Josh Allen, Deshaun Watson, Ryan Tannehill, Kyler Murray, and Matty Ice have entered the chat.

  26. The Browns now understand that if they’d had Stanford , they would be representing the AFC in the Super Bowl

  27. stucats says:
    January 27, 2021 at 3:56 pm
    I laugh every time i hear the Niners are interested in a quarterback when their front office and fans were bragging how good Jimmy G is, i guess they all changed their minds on mr overrated Garropolo.

    Jimmy’s “problem” is health. Skill wise he got SF to the bowl just like this years losing superbowl QB.

  28. Trade him to the Ravens straight up for Lamar. Ravens would be a scary good team with a good passing game to go with that defense. Lamar doesn’t need receivers because he never throws outside the hashs.

  29. Hawkguy, I am struggling to make up my mind on the Patriots version 2021. You say they will not be a legitimate contender and Romo says they will.

    I guess Belichick isn’t totally washed up. And he does have $60million in cap space. And he did go 11-5 in the year Brady was hurt, starting a guy who didn’t even start in college. He does have possibly the best secondary in the NFL.

    Maybe Stafford would look at it as an opportunity to play for the GOAT.

  30. I bet Stafford will NOT be a 49er. He makes too much money and he has not won any playoff games. It will take a nincompoop to get rid of Jimmy G. and trade for him. The only qb the 49ers should trade for are Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers but neither is available.

  31. To those saying he’s not worth a first round pick, you are out of your mind.

    I’m happy for him to be getting out of that dumpster fire of an organization. He can finally flourish somewhere that deserves him, too bad Detroit wasted away most of his prime though.

  32. Lions trade Stafford for the Colts’ low 1st rounder (21), a second and a third next year. They package 7 and 21, and move up to take Wilson. Then they are left with 2 seconds and a third to rebuild their defense.

  33. packmangamble says:
    January 27, 2021 at 8:52 pm
    Sorry, but Stafford isn’t worth a first round pick!
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    wow so wrong about this…first he’s got 2 years left on a very team friendly contract for a starting qb. Secondly Bronco’s got 2 1st and a second for Cutler ….. nuff said

  34. No matter where you go Matt, as a 60 year fan of the Lions, I’ll be pulling for you. Thanks for being a good person as well as a football star.

  35. Couple observations

    A QB entering his mid 30’s who has never won a playoff game is usually considered the veteran backup. That said, with Stafford, can’t see him willing to play for another lousy team at this stage of his career. That rules out most options. For him, Indy might make the most sense.

  36. ariani1985 says:
    January 27, 2021 at 4:32 pm
    Patriots have NO interest! The stidham decade of dominance is amongst the NFL! I wish he could get a chance to actually play so we could find out couldnt be worse the cam newton was or should I say is .

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