The San Francisco 49ers. The Detroit Lions. Both playoff teams for the first time in years. Both with quarterbacks that were chosen number one in their respective NFL drafts. That’s where the similarity begins and ends.
Maybe, at some level, these are unnecessary words. After becoming just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 5,000 yards, and the seventh to toss more than 40 touchdowns, is there anyone who doesn’t believe Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is elite?
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.