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  • • Lions GM told Matthew Stafford he will not be traded
    'Tis the season of NFL teams negotiating and attempting to create their own narratives through the media. With the NFL Scouting Combine underway in Indianapolis, that includes general managers around the league taking part in press conferences. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn bucked that trend to an extent on Tuesday, noting that they are already in talks with other teams to trade Pro Bowl...2020
  • • Lions QB Stafford will be 'full go' for workouts
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will be "full go" for the start of offseason workouts, GM Bob Quinn said Tuesday at the combine....2020
  • • Lions GM: Team exploring a trade of Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay
    While the Detroit Lions won’t be trading quarterback Matthew Stafford this offseason, it seems cornerback Darius Slay’s future with the organization is far more uncertain. In fact, the Lions are looking into trade options for their top cornerback. Lions general manager Bob Quinn revealed to reporters on Tuesday that the team is currently looking around the league at potential trade destinations fo...2020
  • • Lions re-sign veteran WR Danny Amendola
    One less veteran receiver is off the market ahead of free agency next month. The Detroit Lions on Monday announced that they have re-signed two-time Super Bowl champ Danny Amendola. Terms of the deal have not been released. Amendola, 34, had 62 receptions for 678 yards and a touchdown in his first season with Detroit after spending the previous five years with the New England Patriots. It was a so...2020
  • • Lions GM open to trading third overall pick in 2020 NFL Draft
    It sounds like Lions general manager Bob Quinn is ready to take some calls on the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In a conversation with Tori Petry of the team website (and via Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com), the executive hinted that the team will likely hear offers for the third overall selection. Of course, Quinn cautioned that the team’s yet to talk trade: “The higher you a...2020
  • • Lions GM reiterates Matthew Stafford trade rumors ‘100 percent false’
    There’s been a lot of smoke surrounding Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford potentially being on the trade block lately. On Friday, general manager Bob Quinn once again shot the trade rumors down with an emphatic quote. Quinn did a lengthy video interview with Lions employee Tori Petry, and in it he said that any reports indicating the Lions are considering trading Stafford are “100 percent...2020
  • • Lions GM: Matthew Stafford trade rumors are “100 percent false”
    Lions General Manager Bob Quinn is continuing to insist he will not trade quarterback Matthew Stafford. Despite persistent talk that a Stafford trade is possible, Quinn told Tori Petry of the Lions’ website that it’s not happening. “He’s our quarterback. All those rumors, I’m not sure exactly where they came from, but they were, like [more]...2020
  • • Report: Lions have spoken to teams about trading Darius Slay
    Last week brought a report that the Lions have talked to teams about a trade involving quarterback Matthew Stafford and this week brings word that they’ve also discussed moving another veteran player on the team. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Lions have spoken to multiple clubs about trading for cornerback Darius Slay. The [more]...2020
  • • Correcting the record on Matthew Stafford’s contract
    When the issue came up last week regarding possible trade talks involving Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, I checked contract numbers at spotrac.com and overthecap.com to determine: (1) Stafford’s cash payout in 2020; (2) Stafford’s cap number in 2020 if on the team; and (3) Stafford cap charge in 2020 if traded. Per a league source [more]...2020
  • • Report: If healthy, Tua Tagovailoa will have Lions considering future at QB
    Tua Tagovailoa recently got the best possible update on his health after visiting with his doctor, and that could be important news for the Detroit Lions. According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, the Lions, who own the No. 3 overall pick, could be interested in Tagovailoa. “A healthy Tagovailoa will have the Detroit Lions considering their future at quarterback, as well as opening the phone li...2020

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Matthew Stafford injury and suspension

  • • Report: If healthy, Tua Tagovailoa will have Lions considering future at QB
    Tua Tagovailoa recently got the best possible update on his health after visiting with his doctor, and that could be important news for the Detroit Lions. According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, the Lions, who own the No. 3 overall pick, could be interested in Tagovailoa. “A healthy Tagovailoa will have the Detroit Lions considering their future at quarterback, as well as opening the phone li...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife blasts Lions, hints at move to the Chargers
    Rumors have persisted the past couple weeks that the Detroit Lions have quietly engaged in trade talks surrounding franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford. While the Lions have denied the rumors, Stafford’s wife, Kelly, was on Instagram blasting the team and hinting at her husband playing for the Los Angeles Chargers. That’s some rather interesting stuff from Mrs. Stafford. She obviously caught win...2020
  • • Lions shoot down Matthew Stafford trade talk
    On Wednesday night, a local Detroit TV station reported that the Lions have been discussing a Matthew Stafford trade for the past few weeks. Early Thursday morning, GM Bob Quinn issued a strong denial. “100% False!!” Quinn wrote in a text message to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. After a 3-12-1 season, the Lions figure to make plenty of changes this offseason. Those changes apparently won...2020
  • • Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors
    The Detroit Lions hold the third overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, and there has been some speculation that they could look to trade Matthew Stafford and select a quarterback at that spot. According to Lions general manager Bob Quinn, the first part is not going to happen. A report from WDIV-TV in Detroit late Wednesday night claimed the Lions have been in discussions about trading Stafford ...2020
  • • Could holding No. 3 draft pick entice Lions to trade QB Matthew Stafford?
    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been a staple for the franchise since 2009. Now, the Lions could reportedly be looking to trade Stafford this offseason. According to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly, there is increasing chatter around the NFL that Stafford might be traded. Speculation of a potential Stafford trade reportedly picked up even more during the Senior Bowl. The...2020
  • • Bob Quinn says Lions are “totally comfortable” with Matthew Stafford
    For just the second time in his career, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford missed a significant portion of a season due to injury. While a shoulder injury in 2010 cut his season to just three games, Stafford lost eight games to a back injury last year in Detroit. Stafford is progressing from the fracture that [more]...2020
  • • Why the Lions should trade Matthew Stafford, draft QB
    The Detroit Lions have the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. While most figure the team should build around Matthew Stafford, there’s another, more attractive long-term option. They should trade their franchise quarterback and start over. The big picture: Matthew Stafford has been remarkably durable over the long haul, but recent health issues are troubling. The Lions, who haven’t gotten p...2020
  • • Lions' Stafford says he's confident back injury won't linger
    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford insists fans of the franchise should not be worried about his health...2019
  • • Matthew Stafford says he’ll be back for offseason work
    Matthew Stafford‘s injury may have bought some people another year. But when next year starts, he’ll be there to try to help them stay. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback Monday said he planned to be ready for the team’s offseason work in April, after missing the final eight games of [more]...2019
  • • Stafford: I'll be ready for offseason program
    Matthew Stafford said Monday he will be ready to go for the Lions' offseason program in April after a back injury took away half of his 2019 season....2019

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Matthew Stafford trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Lions GM told Matthew Stafford he will not be traded
    'Tis the season of NFL teams negotiating and attempting to create their own narratives through the media. With the NFL Scouting Combine underway in Indianapolis, that includes general managers around the league taking part in press conferences. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn bucked that trend to an extent on Tuesday, noting that they are already in talks with other teams to trade Pro Bowl...2020
  • • Lions GM: Team exploring a trade of Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay
    While the Detroit Lions won’t be trading quarterback Matthew Stafford this offseason, it seems cornerback Darius Slay’s future with the organization is far more uncertain. In fact, the Lions are looking into trade options for their top cornerback. Lions general manager Bob Quinn revealed to reporters on Tuesday that the team is currently looking around the league at potential trade destinations fo...2020
  • • Lions re-sign veteran WR Danny Amendola
    One less veteran receiver is off the market ahead of free agency next month. The Detroit Lions on Monday announced that they have re-signed two-time Super Bowl champ Danny Amendola. Terms of the deal have not been released. Amendola, 34, had 62 receptions for 678 yards and a touchdown in his first season with Detroit after spending the previous five years with the New England Patriots. It was a so...2020
  • • Lions GM open to trading third overall pick in 2020 NFL Draft
    It sounds like Lions general manager Bob Quinn is ready to take some calls on the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In a conversation with Tori Petry of the team website (and via Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com), the executive hinted that the team will likely hear offers for the third overall selection. Of course, Quinn cautioned that the team’s yet to talk trade: “The higher you a...2020
  • • Lions GM reiterates Matthew Stafford trade rumors ‘100 percent false’
    There’s been a lot of smoke surrounding Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford potentially being on the trade block lately. On Friday, general manager Bob Quinn once again shot the trade rumors down with an emphatic quote. Quinn did a lengthy video interview with Lions employee Tori Petry, and in it he said that any reports indicating the Lions are considering trading Stafford are “100 percent...2020
  • • Lions GM: Matthew Stafford trade rumors are “100 percent false”
    Lions General Manager Bob Quinn is continuing to insist he will not trade quarterback Matthew Stafford. Despite persistent talk that a Stafford trade is possible, Quinn told Tori Petry of the Lions’ website that it’s not happening. “He’s our quarterback. All those rumors, I’m not sure exactly where they came from, but they were, like [more]...2020
  • • Report: Lions have spoken to teams about trading Darius Slay
    Last week brought a report that the Lions have talked to teams about a trade involving quarterback Matthew Stafford and this week brings word that they’ve also discussed moving another veteran player on the team. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Lions have spoken to multiple clubs about trading for cornerback Darius Slay. The [more]...2020
  • • Correcting the record on Matthew Stafford’s contract
    When the issue came up last week regarding possible trade talks involving Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, I checked contract numbers at spotrac.com and overthecap.com to determine: (1) Stafford’s cash payout in 2020; (2) Stafford’s cap number in 2020 if on the team; and (3) Stafford cap charge in 2020 if traded. Per a league source [more]...2020
  • • Report: If healthy, Tua Tagovailoa will have Lions considering future at QB
    Tua Tagovailoa recently got the best possible update on his health after visiting with his doctor, and that could be important news for the Detroit Lions. According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, the Lions, who own the No. 3 overall pick, could be interested in Tagovailoa. “A healthy Tagovailoa will have the Detroit Lions considering their future at quarterback, as well as opening the phone li...2020
  • • Detroit TV station doubles down on its Matthew Stafford trade talk report
    On Thursday, Local 4 dropped a deuce on the Detroit Lions’ offseason by reporting that the team is engaged in trade talks regarding quarterback Matthew Stafford. On Friday, Local 4 doubled down. “The Detroit Lions have denied Local 4′s report that they’ve been engaged in trade talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford for the past few [more]...2020

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  • Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion
    • Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion
    Matthew Stafford threw for 266 yards and two scores to T.J. Jones, kicker Matt Prater tossed a touchdown pass and the Detroit Lions ended a beleaguered season with a 31-0 win over the Green Bay Packers         ...2018
  • Lions take advantage of mistakes in 31-23 win over Packers
    • Lions take advantage of mistakes in 31-23 win over Packers
    Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and LeGarrette Blount ran for two scores, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers         ...2018
  • • Watch: Darron Lee scores first Jets' defensive TD in 74 games
    New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee intercepted a pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday and took it in for a score. He broke a long drought in the process.Thanks in large part to a heavy rush from Henry Anderson, Stafford had to rush his pass. As a result, he was intercepted by Lee, who went in and scored. PICK-6 @DLeeMG8 takes the Stafford pass to the HOUSE. #NYJvsDET#Jet...2018
  • • Bold predictions for NFL stats leaders in 2018
    In looking ahead to the 2018 season, we thought it would be fun to make some bold predictions about which players could surprisingly emerge as NFL stats leaders.We’re going away from the obvious choices here. For instance, Tom Brady and Drew Brees were automatically not options for passing yards, because those two guys are always among the top in this category.So, with that in mind, let’s dive int...2018
  • Week 14 Snap Judgments
    • Week 14 Snap Judgments
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as an eventful Week 14 unfolded, kicking off the final quarter of the NFL’s regular season….. * The last time the Eagles made the playoffs, Nick Foles was their starting quarterback, in 2013. And on the day that Philadelphia assured itself of returning to the NFL’s postseason for the first time in four years, it now appears Foles will again have to ...2017
  • DraftKings NFL Cheat Sheet: Fantasy Week 10
    • DraftKings NFL Cheat Sheet: Fantasy Week 10
    Week 9 of the NFL season is officially in the books! We now turn our attention to Week 10, which features an 11-game, main slate on Sunday on DraftKings. The Patriots return to action after their Week 9 bye to face off with the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. Since it’s the Sunday Night Football game, it won’t be included on the main DraftKings slate, but there is still plenty of fantasy appeal in...2017

Matthew Stafford kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Lions GM reiterates Matthew Stafford trade rumors ‘100 percent false’
    2020
  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife blasts Lions, hints at move to the Chargers
    2020
  • • Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors
    2020
  • • Lions' Matthew Stafford, wife have Christmas surprises for young brothers who recently lost their dad
    The Staffords made Christmas better for these brothers...2019
  • • Forecasting the outcome of each NFL Week 13 game
    Last week: 8-6, pushing the season forecast to 107-70 Please be good to one another on Thanksgiving, and remember it’s a holiday about family, friends and what binds us together more than it’s about what you’re eating. Oh, and football — Thanksgiving is also about NFL action. Thanksgiving Day - Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (+3): What’s left of the Lions hosts the Bears in the battle for last pla...2019
  • Opinion: Lions QB Matt Stafford finds new perspective after his wife's brain surgery
    • Opinion: Lions QB Matt Stafford finds new perspective after his wife's brain surgery
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford waited hours as his wife, Kelly, underwent brain surgery during the offseason. The ordeal changed them both.        ...2019
  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford's family crisis puts football in perspective
    • Lions QB Matthew Stafford's family crisis puts football in perspective
    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford waited hours as his wife, Kelly, underwent brain surgery during the offseason.        ...2019
  • Opinion: After wife's surgery for brain tumor, Lions' Matt Stafford finds more balance in life
    • Opinion: After wife's surgery for brain tumor, Lions' Matt Stafford finds more balance in life
    Matthew Stafford found a way this offseason to balance the fear of watching his wife battle a tumor with trying to learn a new offense.        ...2019
  • Stafford endures 'tough times' after wife's tumor surgery
    • Stafford endures 'tough times' after wife's tumor surgery
    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor         ...2019
  • How football helped Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford cope with wife's health scare
    • How football helped Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford cope with wife's health scare
    Having to learn a new offense has helped take Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's mind off his wife Kelly's recovery from brain surgery.         ...2019

Top Matthew Stafford news

  • Jimmy Garoppolo agrees to record five-year, $137.5 million contract with 49ers
    Jimmy Garoppolo's payout is set to exceed the high set by Lions QB Matthew Stafford last offseason.         ...2018
  • • Detroit Lions' Bob Quinn shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors: '100% False!!'
    The Detroit Lions would incur a $32 million cap hit if they decided to move on from quarterback Matthew Stafford in a trade.        ...2020
  • Game Notes: Patriots clinch playoff spot for the 19th time in Kraft's 24 years
    • Game Notes: Patriots clinch playoff spot for the 19th time in Kraft's 24 years
    2017
  • • Lions general manager denies report team is looking to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford
    Bob Quinn says the Lions are not looking to trade their former No. 1 overall pick...2020
  • Matthew Stafford finally plays like NFL's highest-paid player
    • Matthew Stafford finally plays like NFL's highest-paid player
    In his best game of the season, Matthew Stafford shows why he earns all that money. The next step is to show it in the postseason.         ...2017
  • • Stafford moves past Romo in all-time passing yards
    Matthew Stafford eclipsed Tony Romo in career passing yards in the third quarter Saturday, shortly after becoming the youngest QB to hit 34,000 yards....2017
  • • NFL hands out more than $100K in fines after Lions fail to properly update injury status of Matthew Stafford
    The Lions earned a $75,000 fine, but coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn were also penalized...2019
  • Lions' Matthew Stafford calls 'Verlander' audible; ex-Tiger thankful
    • Lions' Matthew Stafford calls 'Verlander' audible; ex-Tiger thankful
    During today's Thanksgiving Day game, there were a couple of interesting calls made by the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford.         ...2017
  • • Lions finally make it official, place Matthew Stafford on injured reserve to end his 2019 season
    The Lions quarterback won't be returning this season...2019
  • • Lions' Matthew Stafford (leg/ankle) on status for game vs. Saints: 'I don't know'
    The Lions' quarterback is dealing with an injury that had limping during Sunday's loss to the Panthers...2017

Matthew Stafford fantasy rankings and news

  • • Week 17 fantasy football winners and losers
    In the final regular-season week of 2017, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Dion Lewis and Matthew Stafford likely helped lead their fantasy teams to championships....2017
  • • Injury outlooks for Saturday's games
    Remember to set your fantasy lineups early as there are two games on Saturday. Our injury expert offers her thoughts on Matthew Stafford, Ameer Abdullah, Hunter Henry and more....2017
  • • DraftKings NFL Cheat Sheet: Fantasy Week 10
    2017

Matthew Stafford schedule, game

  • • QB with biggest cap hit has missed playoffs 8 of last 10 seasons
    Here’s a word of buyer beware to teams planning to spend a fortune on a quarterback this offseason. Over the last 10 years, the team whose quarterback had the NFL’s highest salary cap hit has missed the playoffs eight times, according to NFL Research. That includes Matthew Stafford, who had the NFL’s highest cap hit [more]...2020
  • • Could holding No. 3 draft pick entice Lions to trade QB Matthew Stafford?
    2020
  • • Why the Lions should trade Matthew Stafford, draft QB
    2020
  • • Matt Patricia unconcerned about his future
    Matt Patricia’s Lions have lost six consecutive games and nine of 10. That gives him a 9-19-1 record as a first-time coach. Will the Lions bring him back for 2020? Patricia could get a pass since he’s starting his third quarterback of the season, with Matthew Stafford still out with a back injury and Jeff [more]...2019
  • • Lions QB Jeff Driskel out for season
    The Lions appear more likely to play the rest of the season with their third-string quarterback. Jeff Driskel, Detroit’s second-string quarterback, was placed on injured reserve today. His season is over. Although starting quarterback Matthew Stafford is still on the active roster, it seems unlikely that they’ll ask him to return from his back injury [more]...2019
  • • Lions to sign QB Kyle Sloter, perhaps signaling Matthew Stafford to IR
    Kyle Sloter will be heading back to an NFC North franchise. The Lions will sign the former undrafted free-agent QB off the Cardinals’ practice squad, reports Field Yates of ESPN.com. This will give Detroit four quarterbacks on its roster. While it could be a precursor to a Matthew Stafford IR trip, no such move has been made yet. Stafford, Sloter, Jeff Driskel and David Blough will reside on the L...2019
  • • Lions to sign QB Kyle Sloter off Cardinals' practice squad
    Kyle Sloter will be heading back to an NFC North franchise. The Lions will sign the former undrafted free-agent QB off the Cardinals’ practice squad, reports Field Yates of ESPN.com. This will give Detroit four quarterbacks on its roster. While it could be a precursor to a Matthew Stafford IR trip, no such move has been made yet. Stafford, Sloter, Jeff Driskel and David Blough will reside on the L...2019
  • • David Blough “thankful for it all” after NFL debut
    David Blough found himself in an unexpected starring role on Thanksgiving as injuries to Matthew Stafford and Jeff Driskel opened the door for him to make his NFL debut as the team’s starting quarterback. The Lions traded for the undrafted rookie at the end of the summer and his first regular season action showed some [more]...2019
  • • Lions could be down to just QB Blough vs. Bears
    Undrafted rookie David Blough is the Lions' only healthy quarterback as Jeff Driskel, who has been starting in place of the injured Matthew Stafford, is dealing with a hamstring injury. Coach Matt Patricia said Tuesday that Driskel is day-to-day....2019
  • Matthew Stafford won't play vs. Bears because of fractured bones in back
    • Matthew Stafford won't play vs. Bears because of fractured bones in back
    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford had the second-longest starting streak among QBs at 136 consecutive games, a streak that started in 2011.        ...2019

Matthew Stafford rumors, scandals

  • • Lions GM: Team exploring a trade of Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay
    2020
  • • Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors
    2020
  • • 10 NFL teams that could surprise in 2018
    There is a pretty strong consensus as to who’s going to contend for playoff spots and potentially win the Super Bowl, and it generally consists of the usual suspects. Expectations are already fairly cut and dried for everyone — who’s going to be good and who’s going to be bad.There are, however, a few teams capable of beating those expectations. It may be that they’re underestimated, or little is ...2018
  • Don Banks' NFL Mock Draft 3.0
    • Don Banks' NFL Mock Draft 3.0
    2018
  • • 49ers officially announce Jimmy Garoppolo extension
    For pretty much the entire day on Thursday, the NFL world was buzzing with reports that the San Francisco 49ers have signed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year extension that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL.To the surprise of pretty much no one, the 49ers made that extension official Thursday evening.“The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed quart...2018