Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been a productive quarterback for the last 10 seasons in the Motor City, but his time in Michigan might becoming to a close.
Stafford and his wife Kelly are putting their $6.5 million Michigan mansion up for sale. Given how the Lions have an out in Stafford's contract after the 2021 campaign, this is setting up perfectly for Bob Quinn to rid himself of Stafford after this season.
Stafford threw 19 touchdowns against five interceptions while putting up the highest-passer rating of his career in 2019, so he has a lot of gas left in the tank. Detroit toyed with the idea of using the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to select a quarterback before picking Ohio State corner Jeff Okudah. Still, could the Lions and the former Georgia QB part ways sooner than we all imagined?
Stafford did say that he "wants to be in Detroit", but Tom Brady bolting the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers months after selling his Massachusetts home means we can't just ignore what the Stafford family is doing here.
Stafford has given the Lions a decade of top-notch production, but he could be on his way out soon if the franchise presses the reset button and looks for a new quarterback in 2021.