When it comes to Detroit Lions‘ quarterback Matthew Stafford, either you love him and think he can lead the team to the promised land if surrounded with the proper talent, or you think he is worthless and put the majority of the Lions' failures squarely on his shoulders.
With the Lions' struggles in 2018, a growing number of Stafford haters began to talk about trading him as soon as possible.
For those of us with a brain, we know there is no chance that Stafford is going anywhere. Not this year. Not next year.
But to be honest, it really does not matter what any of us think. It only matters what Lions' general manager Bob Quinn thinks.
Well, on his season-ending press conference on Friday, Quinn made his feelings on Stafford very clear, so listen up.
“Matthew Stafford is our quarterback, he will be our quarterback here. This guy is a very talented player. Myself and our coaches need to put him in better situations to allow him to use his skill set. Matthew is extremely tough and extremely diligent in his work ethic. He sets a great example for all of our players, and really all of our staff, of how to go about his job.”
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 4, 2019
Quinn went on to talk about how football is a team game and the failures of the Lions are not on Stafford alone.
From Detroit News:
“It’s not just Matthew Stafford,” Quinn said “That’s not what this is. We have 53 players on the team every week, we have 46 that dress. Just because he’s the quarterback and touches the ball every play on offense, doesn’t mean he gets all the blame. The blame can be passed around. It starts with me, it starts with the coaches and it starts with everybody on the team. It’s not his fault.”
So, if you happen to think that Matthew Stafford should be traded or will be traded, maybe it is time for you to start following another team because he is not going anywhere.
Projecting the Detroit Lions’ 2019 Starting Offense
Though some of you are eager for the Lions to part ways with Matthew Stafford, that is not going to happen. At least not this year.
Wide Receiver 1 – Kenny Golladay
Golladay continues to show flashes of why he will be a No. 1 wide receiver in this league for a long time. I truly look forward to watching him grow in a Lions uniform.
Wide Receiver 2 – Marvin Jones Jr.
Marvin Jones will be back again in 2019 and if he is healthy, he is a nice weapon for Stafford and the Lions offense.
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