It seems Matthew Stafford’s tenure in Detroit is coming to an end.
The Lions veteran quarterback reportedly will be included in trade offers as the two parties are expected to part ways, according to multiple reports.
Stafford, who will turn 33 next month, has played all 12 of his NFL campaigns with the Lions. Detroit drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Stafford is 74-90-1 as a starting quarterback, though his record may depict more about the teams around him than it does himself. He started all 165 games he’s played and has thrown for 45,109 yards and 282 touchdowns.
Of course, the news of Stafford’s impending departure prompted Twitter to quickly shift gears, with many expressing how they would welcome his talents in New England.
Here’s what some had to say:
The Patriots’ 2020 starter, Cam Newton, is set to hit free agency and it seems the two sides will go their separate ways. New England also has signal-caller Jarrett Stidham under contract for 2021, but he did not earn the confidence of his team during his 2020 campaign and will, at the very least, have to compete for the job next year.