Over the years, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been one of the most polarizing figures in Detroit sports as some fans believe he is worthy of the Hall of Fame, while others are convinced that he is one of the main reasons why the Lions have continued to fail.
But one person who believes Stafford is pretty damn good is Hall of Fame quarterback, Steve Young.
Young, who knows a thing or two about what a great quarterback looks like, recently joined the Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks Show and he preached what many of us know to be the truth about Stafford.
“I’m telling you, Matthew Stafford is a tremendous football player,” Young said on the Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks show. “Matthew Stafford, with some help, is one of the greats of this generation. He really is. He’s done miracles, in my mind. Miracles. And that’s the thing. If you can say, ‘Who’s the most valuable player? The guy who’s dragging around the most, and getting the most out of it.’ I might say, ‘Matthew Stafford.’
“… When you think about Matthew Stafford, you think he’s pretty good, right? I can’t imagine how good he’d really be if he had some help.”
If you have read my work over the years, you know that I am 100% lock-step with Young as I too believe Stafford is a generational talent who just so happened to get drafted by one of the worst run franchises in professional sports.
Nation, what do you think? Do you believe that Stafford would be one of the best of his generation if he just had some help? Or, do you think Young (and myself) are crazy and that Stafford one of the reasons why the Lions have not been able to win over the past decade or so?