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)
Detroit is dealing QB Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two future first-round picks, a third-round pick and QB Jared Goff, per sources. Two former No. 1 overall picks trading places in the first blockbuster NFL trade of 2021.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2021
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.
#FBF: Remember when Matthew Stafford separated his shoulder against the Browns in 2009, then came back in and threw the game winning touchdown? Gutsy. Still one of the greatest Mic’d Up moments!
Stafford finished with 422 yards & 5 TDs! #Lions pic.twitter.com/skVvVoqA7c
— Four Verts ???? (@FourVerticals_) May 8, 2020
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.
ALL 56 TD PASSES FROM MATTHEW STAFFORD TO CALVIN JOHNSON REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES ????pic.twitter.com/A9UlTYDtMI
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 23, 2021
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.