Franchise Quarterback Matthew Stafford has sold his home. Every time a player sells their home, like how Anthony Davis recently did, immediate thoughts are going to be about how Stafford may be unhappy in Detroit and may want to leave.
This, however, is not the case. Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly Stafford has explained that “no speculation is needed” and that they’re only selling their house for the safety of their children.
The Staffords have four children under the age of five and Kelly felt that their house wasn’t ideal for all their children. Her biggest complaint was the fact that their house had a pool and was right by a lake and that their kids could drown in it, which isn’t an ideal situation.
Anyone who believes that Stafford does in fact want out of Detroit will likely bring up the fact the Stafford had been involved in some trade rumors. Several weeks before the draft someone in the Lions organization had leaked that the Lions were actually considering trading Stafford so that they could draft Tua Tagovailoa. General Manager Bob Quinn immediately shot down these rumors saying they are “100% false!”
Matthew Stafford had said that he doesn’t really care about trade rumors. “I pay less attention (to the trade rumors) than my wife does, but it’s something that doesn’t bother me. Listen, I’m here, I want to be here. I love being a Detroit Lion. I love leading this team.”
Matthew Stafford is coming off a disappointing half-season being injured eight games in. The Lions finished the season 3-12-1 after previously being 2-0-1 to start the season.
Stafford himself was having one of the best seasons of his career. He was pulling a career-high 312.4 yards per game on a 64.3% completion rate.
He did not play the second half of the season and the Lions went 0-8. The Lions have a chance to really turn the franchise around with Stafford returning healthy and a quite successful draft.
Stafford plans to be apart of this possible turnaround as he seems loyal as ever to the franchise.