Matthew Stafford has been the starting QB for the the Detroit Lions ever since he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and according to Lions’ Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders, Stafford plans on sticking around a bit longer.
During an interview on SiriusXM NFL radio, Barry said that Stafford is planning to play for the Lions in 2021.
From Detroit Free Press:
Stafford turns 33 next month and has two years left on his current deal. Sanders said he expects “for Matt to be back” in 2021.
“I don’t know sort of what he’s thinking as far as that,” Sanders said. “My understanding is that he’s completely and certainly planning to come back. The guy’s still playing at a high level. It’s great to see him this year remain healthy. So yeah, I mean, maybe that’ll be the thing that he needs or that he can benefit from, but I know that he’s still playing at a high level and so I would think that he would figure into any future plans for anyone coming in here.”
Nation, is this music to your ears? I hate to say I told you so, but….