Matthew Stafford in no way gave substantially thought to trade rumors previously this 12 months, declaring Thursday he experienced usually prepared as if he would continue to be the Detroit Lions’ quarterback this period and, he hopes, for a lot of seasons to appear.
Stafford experienced conversations with standard manager Bob Quinn and mentor Matt Patricia about the rumors, but he explained he stopped thinking about them in a snap — though truly snapping his fingers on a Zoom conference contact with reporters.
The rumors experienced started mainly because of some because-debunked nearby and countrywide media reports as nicely as the chance that the Lions would draft Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, anything that in no way happened.
“I really will not pay back way too substantially consideration to ’em,” Stafford explained of the rumors. “I pay back less consideration to them than my wife does. But it’s anything that does