Matthew Stafford's wife fans flames amid Lions trade rumors

Oct 7 2018 Detroit MI USA Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford passes the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports for REUTERS

There is no truth to the unsubstantiated rumors from near or afar that the Detroit Lions are attempting to trade franchise QB Matthew Stafford.

Citing unnamed sources, the team has been trying to trade Stafford for a couple of weeks.

"100% False!" Quinn wrote in a text message to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

According to Quinn, Stafford isn't going anywhere.

WDIV-TV's Bernie Smilovitz in Detroit had the original report of Stafford, 32, being shopped. Last year, Detroit re-signed five players, and of those, only three played for Detroit in 2019: Steve Longa, Don Muhlbach and Romeo Okwara. The duo was retained after a disappointing 3-12-1 campaign, but owner Martha Firestone Ford said she expects the Lions to be a playoff contender in 2020.

Stafford's wife, Kelly, came across that article as well, so she immediately went to Instagram and sounded off about where she wanted her husband to go since the Lions don't seem to want him anymore.

The Lions currently have the third pick in the National Football League draft and could possibly pick up a top tier QB if they wanted to but as of now I would take the rumors of the team trading Stafford with a grain of salt until more news outlets begin hearing the same thing.



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