Never one to shy away from their opinions on the Detroit Lions, 97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti and show producer Mike Sullivan ripped into the Detroit Lions regarding the recent report from Miami that the Miami Dolphins allegedly tried to trade for Matthew Stafford.
Notably, show producer Mike Sullivan was particularly irate.
“You’re telling me they talked to the Lions, and they didn’t even CONSIDER this to the point of seeing what they could get in return?” he exclaimed. “What that tells me if that it never even reached that point, they’re immediately dismissing it….these talks didn’t even get to a point where you’d see what the return would be?”
Miami Dolphins allegedly tried to trade for Matthew Stafford!
According to a report from the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins tried to convince the Detroit Lions to trade them Matthew Stafford prior to the 2018 season.
From Miami Herald:
The team mounted an effort, led by former coach Adam Gase, to trade for a quarterback to replace Tannehill before the 2018 season, according to multiple league sources.
And the target of Gase’s attempt to upgrade the Dolphins at quarterback was Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, sources also say.
Gase, in fact, reached out personally to Lions coach Matt Patricia to try to pry Stafford away from the Lions.
Gase and Patricia are friends and the Lions coach was new to the Lions at the time and considering all options on how to improve his new team.
Although it’s not believed the talks reached a point where the Dolphins were asked what they were willing to give for Stafford, it is believed Gase would have offered at minimum Miami’s 2018 first-round pick and probably more.
Patricia, obviously recognizing Stafford’s value to the Lions, told Gase he was not willing to move on from the quarterback at that point, per sources.