Matthew Stafford's wife fans flames amid Lions trade rumors

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

For 11 seasons, Matthew Stafford has been the most important man on the field for the Detroit Lions.

The team confirmed to 7 Action News' Quinn's statement to the Detroit Free Press calling the rumors "100% false".

The report came out early Thursday morning form WDIV citing sources who said the Lions have been discussing a trade for Stafford for a couple of weeks.

Beyond Quinn's strong response, there are factors that could deter a Stafford trade this offseason. Moving Stafford would also result in a bigger cap hit than keeping him, which may be another reason why any thoughts of a trade may not be on the front burner in Detroit. The duo was retained after a disappointing 3-12-1 campaign, but owner Martha Firestone Ford said she expects the Lions to be a playoff contender in 2020. In eight games, Stafford threw for 19 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

A post from Stafford's wife Kelly on Instagram referenced trade chatter. With the Lions picking third in the National Football League draft, there's been speculation the team could consider taking a quarterback at that spot and trade Stafford to get extra pieces.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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