Matthew Stafford Told Lions Not To Trade Him To Patriots: Report
Written by B87FM on February 1, 2021
Matthew Stafford, who will likely be traded to the Rams, reportedly informed the Lions that they might “ship him wherever however New England,” in line with NBC Sports activities Boston’s Tom E. Curran.
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Curran says “a supply whose staff was closely concerned in Stafford commerce negotiations however didn’t land him” knowledgeable him of Stafford’s stance on being despatched to New England.
Stafford ended up being despatched to Los Angeles in change for Jared Goff, two first-round picks, and a third-round choose. Each Stafford and the Lions have been open about their want to mutually half methods following the top of the 2020 common season.
“It is fairly sizzling and heavy proper now,” head coach Dan Campbell just lately informed Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We have fairly a couple of presents and so it appears like we have some commerce companions, we’re simply making an attempt to work out the most effective state of affairs and see what’s finest for us, finally.”
Stafford handed for 26 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and 4,084 yards final 12 months. Pats’ quarterback Cam Newton, alternatively, threw for simply eight touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and 2657 yards, along with 12 dashing touchdowns.
The Patriots completed the 2020 season 7-9 and in third place within the AFC East.