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Lions Reportedly Open to Drafting Quarterback Due to Matt Stafford's Health Issues

Matthew Stafford
Due to Stafford's health problems, the Lions are thinking about drafting another QB. | Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

During this past NFL season, Matthew Stafford had multiple back fractures, holding him out of half of his team's games, and the Detroit Lions finished with a 3-12-1 record. However, the team was 3-4-1 with Stafford leading the charge, compared to 0-8 without him.

Nevertheless, the Lions are reportedly contemplating the possibility of drafting another QB to replace Stafford, as they are concerned with his health after a tumultuous 2019 season, according to Omar Kelly.

Truthfully, though, Stafford has been incredibly durable. Prior to this year, he had not missed a game since the 2010 season.

Still, there's a chance these rumblings are just bait for the Lions to improve the value of their No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft.

In fact, many would venture to say that the smarter move would be to draft and recruit complementary players who can succeed with Stafford, rather than try to replace him after one injury-plagued season.

On the other hand, Stafford is on the wrong side of 30 and just had a major injury. No matter how good he has been in the past, the Lions wouldn't be ludicrous to consider looking towards the future.