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Could the Lions Move on From QB Stafford This Offseason?

The Lions will have a very tough decision to make this offseason when it comes to the quarterback position and the future for vet Matthew Stafford.

Stafford will cost over $21 million on the cap in 2021, and he’s got three years left on his current deal with the Lions.

Some feel it’s time for the Lions to move on to another QB, and where they get that QB is anyone’s guess, but it would likely be in the draft of via free agency.

Where does that leave Stafford?

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler penned in a recent piece that he thinks the one place that would be a great fit for Stafford is that of Indianapolis.

The Colts, a team in the hunt for a playoff spot, could move on from Philip River, who inked a one-year deal with Indy this past offseason.

Here’s a portion of what Fowler wrote and his future with the Lions.

“The Colts can choose to run it back with Rivers. But the long-term answer at quarterback might finally await them,” Fowler wrote.

“I think they signed Philip Rivers to one year for a reason — they saw it as a stopgap,” said an AFC exec of Rivers, who has passed for 4,005 yards with 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. “He can still play, but mobility is an issue. They’ve been pretty methodical and waiting for the right time to strike. This could be the time [at quarterback].”

Enter Stafford, whose trade viability has never felt more palpable after 12 years in Detroit.”

Wherever he ends up, it will be an interesting offseason for Stafford and of course, for the Lions as a whole.


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