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Matthew Stafford's Wife Blasts Trade Rumors Surrounding Lions QB in Instagram Story

Matthew Stafford's wife, Kelly, blasted rumors of the Lions trading her husband.
Matthew Stafford's wife, Kelly, blasted rumors of the Lions trading her husband. | Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions have been in the news this week, and it all surrounds quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Rumors began circulating of the team exploring trade options with Stafford, with the team potentially targeting a young quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft. On Wednesday, Lions general manager Bob Quinn shot down the rumors, calling them "100 percent false."

Quinn isn't the only one to blast the rumors. The latest individual to do so is Stafford's wife, Kelly.

While she essentially called the rumors bogus, she did add fuel to the fire, by saying she "could stay in [California]," while showing a photo of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Whatever the case may be, it's highly doubtful that the Lions would trade Stafford, considering he carries over $30 million in dead money. Yeah, trading him away in 2020 is not wise.

This rumor could've been leaked in order to bolster their trade value on NFL Draft night. Teams like the Chargers and Miami Dolphins are teams in obvious need of a signal caller, and the Lions would be willing to surrender the No. 3 pick for the right price.

Regardless of what the rumors say, Stafford is highly unlikely to leave Detroit this year.