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  • • Dan Campbell: Matthew Stafford is a stud
    Dan Campbell has just started as Loins head coach and said earlier on Tuesday that he’s aware the roster could need some re-tooling. Could that include at quarterback by moving on from Matthew Stafford? Campbell thinks it’s a little soon to say. “Here’s what I’d say about Matthew, is man, he’s a stud,” Campbell said [more]...2021
  • • Brad Holmes: Matthew Stafford is great, I have to evaluate entire roster
    Lions General Manager Brad Holmes was likely asked his thoughts on quarterback Matthew Stafford when he interviewed with the team this month and he had to expect questions about him during his introductory press conference in Detroit on Tuesday. Holmes didn’t have to wait long. He faced a question about Stafford’s future with the organization [more]...2021
  • Source: Stafford expected to start despite injuries
    • Source: Stafford expected to start despite injuries
    Lions QB Matthew Stafford is expected to start Sunday vs. Minnesota despite dealing with multiple injuries, a source told ESPN....2021
  • • Matthew Stafford practices again, listed as questionable
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said early this week that he hoped to play against the Vikings on Sunday despite thumb, rib, and ankle injuries. Stafford’s chances of realizing that hope are looking pretty good as the week comes to an end. Stafford practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day and landed a [more]...2021
  • • Matthew Stafford limited in Thursday’s practice
    Matthew Stafford was expected to miss another practice Thursday. He didn’t. The Lions quarterback got in limited work after missing Wednesday. Stafford is listed with injuries to a rib, ankle and right thumb. But he wants to play, and interim coach Darrell Bevell expects Stafford to play. “You’re going to have to convince me a [more]...2020
  • • Darrell Bevell will need a lot of convincing that Matthew Stafford won’t play
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will miss another practice on Thursday and in most cases that would be a pretty good indication that he isn’t going to play in Week 17. After all, the Lions are playing the Vikings in a game between teams missing the playoffs and Stafford is dealing with three injuries that he [more]...2020
  • • Week 17 NFL injuries: Kyler Murray good to go for Cardinals, Matthew Stafford sits out Lions practice
    A full roundup of injury reports around the league...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford won’t practice Wednesday
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said earlier this week that he wants to go out of this season on the field. Stafford has thumb, rib, and ankle injuries and the ankle injury knocked him out of last Sunday’s game, but Stafford said he wants to play as long as there’s a way for that to happen. [more]...2020
  • Lions QB Stafford (ankle) uncertain for finale
    • Lions QB Stafford (ankle) uncertain for finale
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said his status for Sunday's season finale against Minnesota will be based on his health after he injured his right ankle on the first series of Saturday's game....2020
  • • Matthew Stafford hopes to play Week 17
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is dealing with a variety of injuries and the team is playing out the string on a disappointing season, but he isn’t looking to sit out Week 17’s game against the Vikings. Stafford left Saturday’s loss to the Buccaneers after hurting his ankle and came into the game with injuries to [more]...2020

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Matthew Stafford injury and suspension

  • • Source: Stafford expected to start despite injuries
    Lions QB Matthew Stafford is expected to start Sunday vs. Minnesota despite dealing with multiple injuries, a source told ESPN....2021
  • • Matthew Stafford practices again, listed as questionable
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said early this week that he hoped to play against the Vikings on Sunday despite thumb, rib, and ankle injuries. Stafford’s chances of realizing that hope are looking pretty good as the week comes to an end. Stafford practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day and landed a [more]...2021
  • • Matthew Stafford limited in Thursday’s practice
    Matthew Stafford was expected to miss another practice Thursday. He didn’t. The Lions quarterback got in limited work after missing Wednesday. Stafford is listed with injuries to a rib, ankle and right thumb. But he wants to play, and interim coach Darrell Bevell expects Stafford to play. “You’re going to have to convince me a [more]...2020
  • • Darrell Bevell will need a lot of convincing that Matthew Stafford won’t play
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will miss another practice on Thursday and in most cases that would be a pretty good indication that he isn’t going to play in Week 17. After all, the Lions are playing the Vikings in a game between teams missing the playoffs and Stafford is dealing with three injuries that he [more]...2020
  • • Week 17 NFL injuries: Kyler Murray good to go for Cardinals, Matthew Stafford sits out Lions practice
    A full roundup of injury reports around the league...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford won’t practice Wednesday
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said earlier this week that he wants to go out of this season on the field. Stafford has thumb, rib, and ankle injuries and the ankle injury knocked him out of last Sunday’s game, but Stafford said he wants to play as long as there’s a way for that to happen. [more]...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford hopes to play Week 17
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is dealing with a variety of injuries and the team is playing out the string on a disappointing season, but he isn’t looking to sit out Week 17’s game against the Vikings. Stafford left Saturday’s loss to the Buccaneers after hurting his ankle and came into the game with injuries to [more]...2020
  • • Lions' Matthew Stafford suffered a sprained ankle in Week 16 loss to Buccaneers, per report
    Stafford's injury leaves his Week 17 status in jeopardy...2020
  • • Lions' Matthew Stafford leaves with ankle injury, questionable to return to Week 16 game vs. Buccaneers
    Stafford sustained the injury during the first quarter...2020
  • Lions QB Stafford ruled out with ankle injury
    • Lions QB Stafford ruled out with ankle injury
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford hopped to the locker room, unable to put pressure on his right foot/ankle after suffering an injury in the first quarter against Tampa Bay on Saturday....2020

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Matthew Stafford trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • With future unclear, Lions' Matthew Stafford worth savoring even in defeat
    With a new regime coming to Detroit, Stafford's future is uncertain. But he showed again on Sunday he has the talent to be part of the solution....2020
  • • Rod Wood: We’ll draft a quarterback when it is best decision for Lions
    The Lions are in the market for a new head coach and General Manager and the decision to push the team in a new direction has led to much speculation about quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s future with the franchise. Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp said last month that decisions about Stafford on the team’s side will [more]...2020
  • • Officially, Matthew Stafford has a “rib” injury
    The NFL injury report remains flawed, but it still provides more insight than hockey’s largely worthless upper body/lower body designations. For Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, the official designation as to the reason for his absence from practice was (along with right thumb), “rib.” This implies that he has only one injured rib, not two or [more]...2020
  • • How to fix the Lions: Offensive reboot, blockbuster trade should be in order for 2021 rebuild
    Time to hit the reset button, including with Matthew Stafford?...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford: Darrell Bevell’s energy was infectious
    After the Lions lost to the Texans on Thanksgiving, quarterback Matthew Stafford didn’t offer much support for Matt Patricia and Patricia was relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach a couple of days later. Stafford had a bit more to say about the team’s interim head coach after Sunday’s 34-30 win over the [more]...2020
  • Opinion: Matthew Stafford's future in flux as Detroit Lions await new direction ... again
    • Opinion: Matthew Stafford's future in flux as Detroit Lions await new direction ... again
    It may be time for Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford to part ways. With a top NFL draft pick, the Lions could target QBs Zach Wilson and Trey Lance.        ...2020
  • Matthew Stafford contract breakdown: How much longer will QB be with Lions?
    • Matthew Stafford contract breakdown: How much longer will QB be with Lions?
    Matthew Stafford's future in Detroit appears pretty secure based on his current contract, but the Lions eventually might look to get younger at the quarterback position....2020
  • • Matthew Stafford blames himself after Lions were shutout
    The Lions are 78-107-1 since they drafted Matthew Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009. Stafford, who started 85 of those losses, has played for three head coaches and chances are, with where the Lions are, the quarterback will play for a fourth sometime in the not-too-distant future. On Sunday, though, the Lions accomplished something they [more]...2020
  • • Chase Young calls late roughing penalty a “rookie mistake”
    The Washington Football Team drafted defensive end Chase Young second overall with the hope that he’ll make impactful plays that swing close games their way. Young made an impactful play late in Sunday’s game, but it worked against the Football Team. Young was flagged for roughing Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford with 12 seconds left in [more]...2020
  • • Could the Cowboys trade for Matthew Stafford?
    In a weakened division, Dallas may look to upgrade over Andy Dalton following the season-ending injury to Dak Prescott....2020

Matthew Stafford stats

  • • J.J. Watt scores on a pick-six
    Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is showing America he’s still one of the great ones. Watt plucked a Matthew Stafford pass out of the air at the line of scrimmage and rumbled 19 yards into the end zone for a touchdown, a spectacular play that was the second pick-six of Watt’s career. It’s been a [more]...2020
  • Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers: More big games coming for Matthew Stafford?
    • Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers: More big games coming for Matthew Stafford?
    The Lions' upcoming schedule looks favorable for QB Matthew Stafford's passing stats, while WR Amari Cooper lost in Cowboys' struggling offense.        ...2020
  • • Lions focusing on improving Matthew Stafford’s footwork
    While many quarterbacks across the NFL have been racking up passing stats over the first five weeks of the season, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford hasn’t been able to manage the same level of production. Stafford missed the second half of last season due to a fractured back that brought a premature end to one [more]...2020
  • 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

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

  • Kelly Stafford apologizes for calling Michigan a 'dictatorship' during Instagram rant
    • Kelly Stafford apologizes for calling Michigan a 'dictatorship' during Instagram rant
    Stafford, whose husband is Lions QB Matthew Stafford, apologized for her use of the word that made it "political."...2020
  • Opinion: We all can learn something important from Kelly Stafford's viral Michigan dictatorship rant
    • Opinion: We all can learn something important from Kelly Stafford's viral Michigan dictatorship rant
    Kelly Stafford, who is married to Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, went viral on Thursday for referring to Michigan as a dictatorship.        ...2020
  • Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, apologizes for comparing Michigan to 'dictatorship'
    • Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, apologizes for comparing Michigan to 'dictatorship'
    Kelly Stafford apologized Thursday for comparing Michigan to a 'dictatorship' during social media post about state's new COVID-19 restrictions.        ...2020
  • Kelly Stafford, wife of Lions' Matthew Stafford, calls Michigan a 'dictatorship' in Instagram rant
    • Kelly Stafford, wife of Lions' Matthew Stafford, calls Michigan a 'dictatorship' in Instagram rant
    Not a great use of the word "dictatorship" here....2020
  • • Matthew Stafford happy to be back in usual routine
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford practiced on Wednesday and that marked a big change from last week. Stafford was not on the practice field at all last week after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list following exposure to someone who tested positive. He spent the week in a hotel room in order to isolate from his family [more]...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford: Being away from family, team all week weighed on me
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was able to rejoin the team on Sunday after spending the week in isolation from them and his family after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. That stress of being away from his family was exacerbated when his daughter fell out of a high chair and suffered a [more]...2020
  • Lions' Stafford details 'different,' 'stressful' week
    • Lions' Stafford details 'different,' 'stressful' week
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on Sunday opened up about his difficult week that began with having to quarantine away from his family, and led to him almost needing to break NFL protocol after his daughter fell and required a trip to the hospital....2020
  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife confirms family had close contact, not a positive test
    Matthew Stafford still is on track to play Sunday despite going on the COVID-19 reserve list for the second time in three months. His wife, Kelly, confirmed in an Instagram video that the Lions quarterback did not test positive for the coronavirus. The family, though, had close contact with someone who did. Kelly Stafford, who [more]...2020
  • • Matthew and Kelly Stafford pledge $1.5 million to the University of Georgia
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly are giving back to their alma mater. The Staffords announced a $1.5 million pledge to the University of Georgia. Matthew Stafford was at Georgia from 2006 to 2008 and Kelly Stafford was a cheerleader at the school. “Kelly and I have thought a lot about how we [more]...2020
  • • Kelly Stafford says she was wrong to criticize Colin Kaepernick
    Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, has apologized for criticizing NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem....2020

Top Matthew Stafford news

  • • 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
  • • Stafford, Smart endow UGA social justice program
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, along with Georgia football coach Kirby Smart and his wife, Mary Beth, have endowed a $500,000 program at the University of Georgia to focus on diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice....2020
  • • 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 donating to help students, hospital employees amid COVID-19 pandemic
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said he’s ready to start football work after last year’s season-ending back injury, but it remains unclear when there will be any football work to do as offseason programs will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With that schedule in limbo, Stafford and his wife Kelly have turned their attention to [more]...2020
  • • Here's why the Lions could win the NFC North for the first time in franchise history
    With Matthew Stafford healthy again, are the Lions a sneaky favorite to make the playoffs in 2020?...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford puts Michigan home up for sale after shrugging off offseason trade rumors
    Stafford is entering his 12th season in the NFL...2020
  • • 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' Matt Patricia squashes the Matthew Stafford trade rumor: 'It's comical'
    Patricia says 'there's no conversation' of trading Stafford...2020
  • • 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
  • • Kelly Stafford says she was wrong to criticize Colin Kaepernick
    2020
  • • Kelly Stafford debunks Matthew Stafford-Lions trade rumors: 'We ain't goin' nowhere'
    Matthew Stafford has not spoken publicly since the end of the season about the trade rumors that ran rampant at NFL combine.        ...2020
  • • 2020 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions team needs, draft picks, prospects to watch
    The health of Matthew Stafford is the most important key to Detroit's success in 2020...2019
  • • 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
  • • Matthew Stafford explains why he's 'glad' false positive COVID-19 test happened
    Stafford suffered a bit of a health scare a week ago, but is glad it happened...2020

Matthew Stafford fantasy rankings and news

  • Fantasy fallout: Why Baker Mayfield, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton could keep this up
    • Fantasy fallout: Why Baker Mayfield, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton could keep this up
    Can these inconsistent quarterbacks sustain this in the fantasy playoffs? Our NFL Nation reporters have you covered....2020

Matthew Stafford schedule, game

  • • Darrell Bevell will need a lot of convincing that Matthew Stafford won’t play
    2020
  • What channel is Buccaneers vs. Lions on today? Time, TV schedule for Saturday NFL game
    • What channel is Buccaneers vs. Lions on today? Time, TV schedule for Saturday NFL game
    The Buccaneers and Tom Brady play the Lions and Matthew Stafford on Saturday in Week 16. Here is everything you need to know to watch the NFL's Week 16 Saturday games in 2020....2020
  • • Matthew Stafford to follow same plan this week
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played on Sunday despite tearing cartilage in his ribs the week before and said after the game that he will be in the lineup if there’s any way for him to play. The Lions will be following the same plan that got Stafford on the field last week as they prepare [more]...2020
  • Lions 'not overly optimistic' Matthew Stafford will play vs. Titans due to rib injury
    • Lions 'not overly optimistic' Matthew Stafford will play vs. Titans due to rib injury
    For most of his career, Stafford has been one of the NFL's iron men, starting in every game for the Lions from 2011-18 before missing half of last season due to a non-displaced fracture in his spine....2020
  • • Fantasy fallout: Why Baker Mayfield, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton could keep this up
    2020
  • Matthew Stafford incites passionate Twitter response after kneeling during national anthem
    • Matthew Stafford incites passionate Twitter response after kneeling during national anthem
    The Lions quarterback was trending on Twitter after he kneeled during the national anthem before the Detroit Lions' and Houston Texans' Thanksgiving Day matchup on Thursday....2020
  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford expected to start despite thumb injury
    • Lions QB Matthew Stafford expected to start despite thumb injury
    The Detroit Lions will look to even their record on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Luckily, their starting quarterback is expected to take the field despite being questionable all week....2020
  • • Matthew Stafford is expected to start on Sunday
    The Panthers and Lions listed their starting quarterbacks as questionable for Sunday’s game in Carolina. It sounds like Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is a bit more questionable than Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Panthers are waiting until pregame warmups to make a call on Bridgewater’s status, but Stafford appears set to play. Multiple reports indicate [more]...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford listed as questionable, Kenny Golladay and D’Andre Swift out
    The Lions and Panthers both listed their starting quarterbacks as questionable for Sunday’s game. Matthew Stafford was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day after sitting out on Wednesday due to a right thumb injury and he was listed as questionable on their final injury report of the week. Teddy Bridgewater is [more]...2020
  • • Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers: More big games coming for Matthew Stafford?
    2020

Matthew Stafford rumors, scandals

  • • Rod Wood: We’ll draft a quarterback when it is best decision for Lions
    2020
  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife says house sale is for safety of kids
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is selling his house, but according to his wife, it’s only for the safety of their children. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Kelly Stafford said in a video posted to social media that it wasn’t for any reason related to football. “No speculation is needed,” she said. “We’re [more]...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 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

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