Does Lions QB Matthew Stafford Want Out Of Detroit?

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Matthew Stafford has been a staple with the Detroit Lions since he came aboard back in 2009, but there have been rumors over the years that he would have a lot more success should he be able to play elsewhere.

Detroit and Stafford have never gotten to that point, as the team has always taken care of their quarterback, but now after 12 seasons in Motown, Stafford might just want a change of scenery.

Boomer Esiason took to the airwaves of CBS Sports Radio on Wednesday and said he’s hearing that Stafford “wants out” of Detroit and wants to move on.

Hearing that Stafford “wants out” of Detroit isn’t a stunner. After all, he’s had to endure changes to the coaching staff and front office every few seasons, and he’s played in only three playoff games in his career. The veteran QB may just want to see if the grass is truly greener elsewhere.

Stafford will be 33 next month, and the clock for him to make at least one Super Bowl run is ticking. Though Detroit has hired a new coach with some swagger, it sounds like it’s still going to take time for the Lions to be competitive.

Last season, the team went 5-11, but Stafford’s numbers were very good for QB on a rather bad team.

He threw for 4,084 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He signed a 5 year deal worth $135 million a few years back, and has two more years left on it. So, he’d have to be traded if he wants to truly leave the team and play somewhere else.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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