Over the last 12 seasons, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been one of the most durable signal callers the NFL has had to offer. During the peak of his career, his streak of 136 consecutive games started was the second-longest active record among quarterbacks at the time behind Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan.
Ahead of the 2021 season, however, the Lions have begun to move into a new chapter. With that new chapter has come obvious changes. The hiring of head coach Dan Campbell came with vague praise for what Stafford has been able to accomplish to this point.
Stafford has been rumored to be on the trade block for an extended period of time, but those rumors continued on CBS Radio with Boomer Esiason claiming that Stafford could “want out” of Detroit.
If confirmed, there would be plenty of suitors for the 32-year old. Last season, Stafford finished with 4,084 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. The Lions finished the year with a 5-11 record; their third consecutive losing season.
Per Sports Betting Dime, Stafford is expected to start for Detroit in Week 1 of the 2021 season. If traded, however, here are the current odds for a trade partner:
|Washington Football Team||+650|
|San Francisco 49ers||+1000|
|New England Patriots||+1100|