Matthew Stafford has always been one of the premier talents at QB but is always overlooked for praise because the Lions stink as a team. Stafford is getting a fresh start after requesting a trade and agreeing to move on.
While the Lions say goodbye to their former first overall pick, they look to be in good hands. The franchise has a decent foundation moving forward with fiery new coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes.
They aren’t stacked with picks this year, but the 7th overall selection offers potential. Mock drafts from most pundits are picking the Lions to go with BYU quarterback Zach Wilson.
Stafford’s trade potential is likely a first-rounder that would bolster their draft but who are the likely suitors for the Lions franchise leader?
Three teams stick out immediately; Washington needs a quarterback regardless of Taylor Heinicke’s heroics. General manager Martin Mayhew was in Detroit when Stafford was drafted.
The Indianapolis Colts need a QB now thatPhilip Rivers retired, and Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers no longer sound ‘all-in’on Jimmy Garoppolo.