Maybe it’s not that Matt Stafford is trash, maybe it’s just that, the Lions fucking suck, and if that’s the case, Matt Stafford should ask for a trade. For Detroit Sports fans, seeing a long-time, great player in Detroit sports history, move on to greener pastures, and win a championship in their respective sport, is nothing new. We saw it with Verlander, Schrezer, Kyle Van Noy etc etc
Leaving Detroit is the ultimate accomplishment in sports and it would be no different for Matt Stafford. Now for the longest time, I would go on spells where I would call Stafford trash, but I always thought he was a good quarterback. Is he Aaron Rodgers? No, but he’s also not Mitch Trubisky either. Lions fans should be very thankful for that. Suck it Chicago.
Truth be told, Stafford is easily the greatest quarterback in Detroit Lions history. Let’s look at the numbers.
Matt Stafford has over 40,000 yards passing, the next closest is…Bobby Layne. When Bobby Layne was quarterback they had barely invented the forward pass. Against the Minnesota Vikings, he became the fastest quarterback to join the exclusive 40,000 yards club. Joining the likes of John Elway, Peyton Manning and Joe Montana, whom he passed. He’s also had the benefit of playing from behind? If that’s even a thing. 51.7% of yards have come when the Lions were trailing. Stafford has been on pace, with some of the most elite signal callers the game has ever seen, and I’m not saying he’s a hall of famer, but he could make a solid case towards the end of his career.
Well why haven’t the Lions won a super bowl? Plain and simple, The Lions Suck, and always will. Every since Bobby Lane put that hex on us, and William Clay Ford bought this team in 1963, the Lions have been complete ass. One playoff win in the super bowl era. No super bowl appearances. Winning seasons? Tuh! If we have a great defense, our offense is trash. If we make it to the playoffs, we get screwed, if we start out white hot, we’re cooled off by week 5.
The Lions have had two of the greatest skill players to ever play the game, walk away from the game at an early age, because of how bad they are. A lot of people used to blame Stafford for Megatron retiring, but there was an evolution to Matt Stafford once he lost his safety valve. The guy with a catch radius of a small garage. Matt Stafford has the potential, but he’s never had the teams, and the Lions should trade him, so he can finally experience what it’s like to have a shot at winning, because he deserves it.