Why the Detroit Lions should set Matthew Stafford free

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

It is time for the Detroit Lions to set Matthew Stafford free, for his own good

The Detroit Lions 2020 season has not gone according to plan so far and many are frustrated and used to the same old song and dance from this organization. One thing is still certain as it has been the same since 2009 and that is quarterback Matthew Stafford is still carrying this team through the very few high points and all the low points.

It is now clearer than ever before; Stafford deserves much better. He is a true leader on and off the field and at age 32 he is not getting any younger. He plays his heart out every single day in practice and in the games. He is one of the toughest quarterbacks who is always battling and playing through injuries where most other quarterbacks would opt to sit out.

Stafford has been through numerous front office and coaching changes throughout his career and nothing ever changes for the team, they seem to only get worse. Regardless of that, he still goes out and slings it every week and tries to make the most of what he has.

Below are a couple of examples that are a sad reality to see when you take a step back and really digest it.

Fans want to see Stafford succeed and it’s apparent after 11 seasons that the Lions will not be able to help him fulfill a more impressive resume. He needs to be set free and sent somewhere that is ready to win now and let him shine in the playoffs and Super Bowl. Yes, it is painful to imagine him in another uniform, but it’s what’s best for him.

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Selfishly, we all want to see Matthew Stafford spend the rest of his career in Detroit. But it does not seem feasible as the front office has been very incompetent and the trend suggests another massive rebuild is apparent for the upcoming 2021 season and he deserves to win now. Stafford put in his time and paid his dues, but the front office and coaching staff had 11 years to piece together a winning roster around him and they’ve failed miserably at it.