The NFL offseason is heating up with rumors.
With the Indianapolis Colt’s looking to upgrade their roster for the 2020 season, all options could be on the table.
It’s been a strange offseason already for the Detroit Lions.
There have been reports that the Lions could be looking to move on from Matthew Stafford and potentially draft a quarterback in 2020.
While some have questioned whether this is actually a possibility in Detroit, some media are sticking with their sources.
“We stand by our story and by our sources,” a new post on Detroit’s WDIV Local 4 reads. “We are only reporting trade talks for Stafford and those talks have definitely taken place.”
Sources: Lions in trade talks to deal Matthew Stafford https://t.co/1lH2yRxGZx
— Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) February 13, 2020
Many sources in Detroit have claimed that the Lions are actively shopping Stafford and that those discussions “have been underway for a couple of weeks.”
Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn has refuted this reports.
“100% False!!” Quinn wrote in a text to the Detroit Free Press.
In the Colt’s situation, all signs are pointing to them drafting a quarterback in the upcoming 2020 draft.
If the Lions choose to reboot and move on from Stafford, he could be a more than serviceable option in Indianapolis.
While Jacoby Brisset started off the 2019 season well, he looked shaky in the tail end of the year after his knee injury.
It’s also unclear if Brissett is consistent enough as a long-term option for the Colts.
While Stafford is coming off an injury himself, he has still been a durable quarterback in the league.
Before the back injury, he appeared in 137 consecutive games.
That was the 2nd-longest active streak in the NFL at the time.
Stafford has also had multiple years of 5,000 yards passing and has won multiple playoff games.
Since 2009, Stafford also leads the league in 4th quarter comebacks.
Matthew Stafford now has 28 fourth-quarter comebacks since entering the NFL in 2009 (most in the NFL in that span) #Lions
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 15, 2019
The Colts were a Super Bowl pick by many before Andrew Luck abruptly announced his retirement.
Many think the Colts could have made the playoffs in 2019 had it not been for the injury to Brissett.
Stafford would bring veteran experience to the quarterback position with an already talented offensive lineup.
If the Lions are indeed serious about trading Stafford, the Colts should at least explore the option.