Matt Stafford to the Lions: A Lose-Lose Situation


Published: April 13, 2009


... willing to bet you’ve seen a few dozen of them, and I’d also wager that Matthew Stafford, the quarterback out of Georgia with the rocket arm and the naturally curly hair, features prominently at the top of most of those mocks, to the Detroit Lions.

This is a problem.

Stafford to the Lions is a mistake in waiting. That has nothing to do with Stafford himself and everything to do with the Lions themselves. Stafford has done nothing but ease concerns with a sharp mind, strong arm, and nearly flawless workouts.

However, the Detroit Lions drafting Matthew Stafford—or any quarterback—first overall is a recipe to ruin the kid and set the team back another three years in rebuilding.

As Lions fans, we are grateful to be done with the Matt Millen era, albeit with a chalky taste in our mouths, a few deep bruises, and a lot of bitterness. Still, does anybody have a guess who Millen would be looking at taking first overall in the 2009 NFL...

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