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  • • Matthew Stafford, wife Kelly donating $220K to help combat coronavirus in Detroit
    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly Stafford, have announced a financial commitment to help those in their city combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was shared by the Lions’ official website, which noted the Stafford family has made two $100,000 commitments, along with setting up four individual $5,000 allotments at restaurants near four hospi...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
  • • Broncos expected to sign QB Jeff Driskel?
    Jeff Driskel is expected to sign with the Broncos, reports Mike Klis of 9News in Denver (via Twitter). The 49ers bailed on Driskel after selecting him in the sixth round of the 2016 draft, but he ended up finding a home in Cincy. He spent three-plus years as one of Andy Dalton‘s backups, and he started in five of his nine appearances in 2018. He was let go by the Bengals last September, but he end...2020
  • • Lions bring in Chase Daniel to back up Matthew Stafford
    Chase Daniel beat the Lions, and now he’s going to join them. Daniel, the backup quarterback who was pressed into starting duty on Thanksgiving in 2018 in Detroit and led the Bears to a victory, will sign with Detroit, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. It’s reportedly a three-year, $13.05 million deal with a voidable [more]...2020
  • • Lions make questionable decision to sign Halapoulivaati Vaitai to huge deal
    General manager Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions made news on Monday, reportedly signing veteran offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai to a five-year, $50 million contract. With moves coming in fast and furious around the NFL during the first day of its legal free-agent tampering period, this deal represents the most massive overpay thus far. Here’s why: The 26-year-old offensive tackle started a ...2020
  • • A blueprint for how Lions can help Matthew Stafford get back to the playoffs
    Detroit Lions star Matthew Stafford is undeniably one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he’s made the playoffs just three times. Will his playoff misfortune change in 2020? The skinny: Detroit hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2016 season, and the Lions have not advanced past the wild-card round in nearly three decades (1991). Typically, teams that have an elite quarterback are much more c...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford's wife says QB's back is 'completely healed'
    Matthew Stafford was forced to miss the second half of the 2019 season after he could no longer play through a back injury he had been dealing with for quite some time, but it sounds like the Detroit Lions quarterback’s rehab has gone as well as expected. Stafford’s wife Kelly shared a lengthy post on Instagram discussing some of the difficulties the Stafford family has endured over the past year ...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford’s back “completely healed”
    Now that everyone including Matthew Stafford‘s wife has confirmed that he wants to be back with the Lions next season, she’s also confirming that his back is well. In an Instagram post this morning, Kelly Stafford mentioned that her husband’s back was “completely healed” in January. The Lions quarterback missed the final eight games of [more]...2020
  • • FAQ: Why the Lions aren't moving on from Matthew Stafford in 2020
    Could he be traded? Is Tua Tagovailoa an option at No. 3 overall? Stafford faces questions, but he'll be back. Probably....2020
  • • Year after health scare, Kelly and Matt Stafford expecting fourth child
    Kelly Stafford, wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford, said couple is expecting their fourth child. Last April, Kelly had surgery to remove a brain tumor.        ...2020

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Matthew Stafford injury and suspension

  • • 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
  • • Matthew Stafford's wife says QB's back is 'completely healed'
    Matthew Stafford was forced to miss the second half of the 2019 season after he could no longer play through a back injury he had been dealing with for quite some time, but it sounds like the Detroit Lions quarterback’s rehab has gone as well as expected. Stafford’s wife Kelly shared a lengthy post on Instagram discussing some of the difficulties the Stafford family has endured over the past year ...2020
  • • Year after health scare, Kelly and Matt Stafford expecting fourth child
    Kelly Stafford, wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford, said couple is expecting their fourth child. Last April, Kelly had surgery to remove a brain tumor.        ...2020
  • • Report: Some General Managers, coaches believe Matthew Stafford wants to be traded
    The Scouting Combine is many things other than the Scouting Combine. Among other things, it’s Rumor Central, with reporters in varying degrees of sobriety constantly talking to coaches and executives in varying degrees of sobriety. Whether and to what extent rumor mongered while elbows are bending ever see the light of day is a different [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
  • • 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

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Matthew Stafford trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Broncos expected to sign QB Jeff Driskel?
    Jeff Driskel is expected to sign with the Broncos, reports Mike Klis of 9News in Denver (via Twitter). The 49ers bailed on Driskel after selecting him in the sixth round of the 2016 draft, but he ended up finding a home in Cincy. He spent three-plus years as one of Andy Dalton‘s backups, and he started in five of his nine appearances in 2018. He was let go by the Bengals last September, but he end...2020
  • • Lions make questionable decision to sign Halapoulivaati Vaitai to huge deal
    General manager Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions made news on Monday, reportedly signing veteran offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai to a five-year, $50 million contract. With moves coming in fast and furious around the NFL during the first day of its legal free-agent tampering period, this deal represents the most massive overpay thus far. Here’s why: The 26-year-old offensive tackle started a ...2020
  • • A blueprint for how Lions can help Matthew Stafford get back to the playoffs
    Detroit Lions star Matthew Stafford is undeniably one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he’s made the playoffs just three times. Will his playoff misfortune change in 2020? The skinny: Detroit hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2016 season, and the Lions have not advanced past the wild-card round in nearly three decades (1991). Typically, teams that have an elite quarterback are much more c...2020
  • • FAQ: Why the Lions aren't moving on from Matthew Stafford in 2020
    Could he be traded? Is Tua Tagovailoa an option at No. 3 overall? Stafford faces questions, but he'll be back. Probably....2020
  • • Agent: Matthew Stafford does not want Lions to trade him
    There was some scuttlebutt around the league that Matthew Stafford might want out of Detroit, but the Lions quarterback has refuted the trade talk through his agent, Tom Condon. Michael Silver of NFL Network reported Friday morning that “some GMs and coaches around the league believe Stafford is the one who wants the Lions to move him.” Then in the evening, Silver shared that Condon “conclusively”...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
  • • Matthew Stafford's wife Kelly disputes report QB wants to be traded
    It was just a couple of weeks ago that rumors persisted the Detroit Lions could look to trade Pro Bowl quarterback Matthew Stafford. Once those rumors started making headlines, Stafford’s wife, Kelly, took to social media to blast the Lions and suggest a move to the Los Angeles Chargers could be in the cards. It now looks like she is backtracking. Mrs. Stafford took to Instagram on Saturday to not...2020
  • • Wife, agent make it clear that Matthew Stafford wants to stay with the Lions
    Trade chatter regarding Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford started with an Instagram post from his wife. His wife has now helped put the matter to rest, also on Instagram. In a pair of Friday evening messages, Kelly Stafford made it clear that her husband doesn’t want to be traded. Agent Tom Condon separately told Mike Silver [more]...2020
  • • Report: Some General Managers, coaches believe Matthew Stafford wants to be traded
    The Scouting Combine is many things other than the Scouting Combine. Among other things, it’s Rumor Central, with reporters in varying degrees of sobriety constantly talking to coaches and executives in varying degrees of sobriety. Whether and to what extent rumor mongered while elbows are bending ever see the light of day is a different [more]...2020
  • • Is QB Matthew Stafford pushing for trade from Lions?
    There have been widespread rumors about a possible Matthew Stafford trade during the offseason, but those rumors have been firmly denied by the Detroit Lions.  There’s a new theory regarding why: The organization itself is not driving those rumors. According to Michael Silver of NFL Media, some coaches and executives around the league believe that Stafford is the one pushing for a trade from the L...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

  • • Matthew Stafford, wife Kelly donating $220K to help combat coronavirus in Detroit
    2020
  • • Matthew Stafford donating to help students, hospital employees amid COVID-19 pandemic
    2020
  • • Matthew Stafford's wife says QB's back is 'completely healed'
    2020
  • • Matthew Stafford’s back “completely healed”
    2020
  • • Year after health scare, Kelly and Matt Stafford expecting fourth child
    2020
  • • Agent: Matthew Stafford does not want Lions to trade him
    2020
  • • Matthew Stafford's wife Kelly disputes report QB wants to be traded
    2020
  • • Wife, agent make it clear that Matthew Stafford wants to stay with the Lions
    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
  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife blasts Lions, hints at move to the Chargers
    2020

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
  • • Matthew Stafford donating to help students, hospital employees amid COVID-19 pandemic
    2020
  • • 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' Matt Patricia squashes the Matthew Stafford trade rumor: 'It's comical'
    Patricia says 'there's no conversation' of trading Stafford...2020
  • 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

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

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  • • Matthew Stafford donating to help students, hospital employees amid COVID-19 pandemic
    2020
  • • Lions bring in Chase Daniel to back up Matthew Stafford
    2020
  • • A blueprint for how Lions can help Matthew Stafford get back to the playoffs
    2020
  • • 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
    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
  • • 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

Matthew Stafford rumors, scandals

  • • 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
    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

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