It seems as if the Detroit Lions have packed it in for the season.
Earlier in the season, the franchise decided to move off of both their head coach and general manager.
With almost nothing left to play for, the players seem to be just interested in collecting their pay check.
But, as Texans DE J.J. Watt put it this past weekend, there is always something to play for.
Matthew Stafford‘s wife, Kelly Stafford, seemed to have agreed with what Watt had to say.
Kelly Stafford Takes Shot At Detroit Lions Players
Over the past weekend, the Houston Texans lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 37-31.
After the loss, J.J. Watt wasn’t pleased with the effort from some of his teammates and decided to be heard in his post game presser.
Somebody free JJ Watt from Houston pic.twitter.com/XHTdPyYUQC
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 27, 2020
“If you can’t put work in… you shouldn’t be in here” Watt goes on to say in his rant.
Like the Detroit Lions, the Houston Texans will be under doing some major changes in the offseason as they will be looking for a new head coach and general manager.
Kelly Stafford decided to weigh in on the conversation by reposting Watt’s clip on her Instagram story.
Kelly Stafford, the wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford, on Instagram about the JJ Watt postgame presser. pic.twitter.com/k4R79dT7aq
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) December 28, 2020
In her story, she writes the caption, “if you don’t wanna do it… don’t worry, someone else will replace you real quick.”
Now, we are unaware what specific players she is referring to, but it is obvious she is taking a shot at the Detroit Lions.
Over the last two weeks, the Lions have allowed 40+ points.
This past week against the Buccaneers, the game was over at halftime.
Matt Stafford, who was dealing with an injury, did all he could to play in this game before being taken out to avoid any serious damage.
With all the changes about to go down in Detroit, Stafford himself, may be on the move.
Matthew Stafford’s Future In Detroit
In the offseason, the Lions first order of business will be hiring a new head coach and general manager.
Typically, when a new coach comes in, they get to pick their staff and they seem to have the final say of who they want at the quarterback position.
The Lions find themselves in a precarious situation.
They will have a top pick in the NFL Draft in which the draft class is loaded with quarterbacks.
In terms of Matthew Stafford, they find themselves with money issues whether they cut, trade, or keep him.
Stafford is due a $10 million dollar signing bonus in 2021.
The signing bonus is due on the 5th official day of the 2021 season.
Which means, if the Lions want to move off of Stafford, they will have to trade or cut him before doing that, to $10 million signing bonus.
If they decide to trade him or cut him, they will have to eat a $20+ million cap hit.
But, the Lions should do the right thing here and let Stafford find success elsewhere.
Matthew Stafford has started 166 games in his NFL career.
He has been accompanied by a 100-yard rusher in 11 of them.
— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) December 23, 2020
Stafford has dealt with years of dysfunction and has remained loyal to this organization.
He simply just deserves better.
A lot of good teams will be in the market for a quarterback this offseason.
The 49ers, Colts, Bears, Football Team and Vikings just to name a few.
Matthew Stafford deserves better. pic.twitter.com/afDS7OFuuI
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 26, 2020
Matt Stafford is talented enough to help lead a team to the Super Bowl.
His fate is in the hands of future Lions management.
Hopefully, they do the right thing.