From A Lions Fan To Matthew Stafford: Thanks For The Memories

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Matthew Stafford’s time with the Detroit Lions is officially over, and it’s a tough reminder that goodbyes aren’t always easy.

For those of you living under a rock, the Lions dealt Stafford to the Rams over the weekend, and it’s truly the end of an era. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

We all knew this was coming, but it hardly makes the situation any easier. In fact, I’m still struggling to swallow this pill.

Matthew Stafford was the Lions quarterback back when I was in high school all the way through this past season.

While a bunch has changed since 2009, Stafford slinging it for the Detroit Lions was always a constant. He was an all-class dude, and he left it all out on the field.

Through multiple injuries, Stafford refused to break. Now, it’s time to say goodbye.

I wish we could have done more for Stafford during his tenure with the Lions. I wish we could have given the talent he deserved to be surrounded by.

Instead, we pissed away his career, despite the fact the dude sacrificed his body on a weekly basis for Detroit.

I wish we could have taken him deep into the postseason.

I speak for Detroit fans everywhere when I say I wish nothing but the best for Stafford. Go get a Super Bowl ring. He deserves much better than what the Lions gave him, and I hope he gets it.

On behalf of Lions fans, thanks for the memories.