Our old friend Kelly Stafford is making social media headlines in Michigan today over two IG Story posts dealing with the rumor of the Lions trading Matthew Stafford and then using the No. 3 pick to draft Tua Tagovailoa. Would the Chargers be interested in a 32-year-old Stafford coming off an injury and receiving a massive
As it currently stands, Stafford is scheduled to carry a $21.3 million cap hit in 2020. But by cutting or trading him, that cap hit jumps to $32 million because of dead money tied to his signing and restructure bonuses.
Yes, you’re reading that right. It would cost more than $10 million extra in cap space for Stafford to play somewhere else next season.
Now let’s get to the IG Stories that have people triggered. Knowing Kelly, this is poking some fun at the situation, but this is Detroit we’re talking about and people that used to hate Matthew and wanted him gone will now do a 180 because Kelly’s saying where they should send him. Nothing makes a grown sports fan change his mind like a quarterback’s wife cool with leaving town.Kelly Stafford reacts to Lions trading her husband rumors – 1 / via IG Story Kelly Stafford reacts to Lions trading her husband rumors – 2 / via IG Story
This is well played. WELL WELL played. Of course Lions GM Bob Quinn is triggered over this rumor. “100% False!!” Quinn wrote in a text message to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Now go read that blockquote paragraph up top and realize why Quinn can’t possibly trade Stafford. That said, this isn’t the worst leaked rumor to get out there. It’s good for the Lions to light a couple of offseason fires. The franchise is a snoozer and the fans need something to keep them going.
As for Kelly, fairly sure she’s tiring of Michigan winters. Los Angeles weather with a huge pile of money sounds great to me too. Don’t even care about the tax laws.