And now the Detroit sports columnists are starting to get into the Matthew Stafford trade speculation so we will humor them.
If you have not yet heard, Deshaun Watson hates the Houston Texans ownership (his current team) and there are reports suggesting that he has probably played his final down for the team.
So, could the Detroit Lions be a possible trade destination if the Texans want to unload Watson?
Detroit News columnist Bob Wojnowski took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon and he suggested a trade that would send Watson to the Lions and Stafford to the Texans.
Wojo suggests the Lions trade Stafford, the No. 7 overall selection in 2021, a first-rounder in 2022, and a second-rounder in 2023 in exchange for Watson.
Texans are such a mess, they may be forced to trade Deshaun Watson. This is where new Lions GM Brad Holmes can show his aggressiveness. What about this: Stafford, No. 7 overall pick, first-rounder next year, second-rounder following year, for Watson. I'd do it. Would you?
— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) January 17, 2021
Let me begin by saying one thing. Watson has a no-trade clause and I would be shocked if he waived that to come to Detroit. Second, I would not even entertain this proposal if I was Lions’ GM Brad Holmes. Stafford still has gas in the tank and giving him up, along with multiple first-round picks and a second-round pick is crazy talk.
I am not really sure what Wojo is thinking with this trade proposal.