Report – Matthew Stafford’s Future With Lions ‘In Doubt’
As it stands right now, Mark Sanchez is the only quarterback under contract for next season.
Sam Bradford's $13 million contract expires at the end of the season and he hasn't done much to warrant a contract extension.
Eagles fans have already begun talking about the acquisitions of Colin Kaepernick from the 49ers and/or RG III from the Washington Redskins.
Well, another name can now be thrown into mix: Matthew Stafford.
According to Ian Rapoport, the future of the Detroit Lions quarterback is "very much in doubt."
Like Bradford, Stafford was a first overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and comes with a price tag. Although, much of his contract after this season is non guaranteed.
The Lions are in the middle of cleaning house so it makes sense that a mutual breakup between the two parties could be in the cards.
Stafford, 27, has seemingly regressed this season with 9 interceptions in just 7 games for a 1-6 Lions team. He was even benched in the second half in a game against the Arizona Cardinals which they lost 42-17 at home.
Still, Stafford has a rocket of an arm. He's shown in the past that he can excel in an offense if the right weapons and scheme is around him. In 2011, he threw for over 5,000 yards and surpassed 40 touchdowns.
He is a Texas native so perhaps there could be an interest from the Houston Texans who are starved for a quarterback.
Would you take a shot with Stafford?