Matthew Stafford could be on the move this offseason, as the former No. 1 pick’s tenure with the Detroit Lions has apparently ran its course.
If the Lions are serious about trading Stafford this offseason, there should be plenty of suitors lining up for his services. Despite dealing with multiple injuries this season, he threw for 4,084 yards and 26 touchdowns.
While there are plenty of teams that could use a quarterback like Stafford, ESPN insider Field Yates believes there is one potential pairing that makes the most sense.
Yates thinks the Indianapolis Colts would be a “seamless fit” for Stafford.
“Sifting through potential Matthew Stafford suitors, the Colts feel like the most seamless fit,” Yates wrote on Twitter. “Indy has plenty of cap space (~$65M) to work with, all of its draft picks moving forward, a roster ready to win and will be hard pressed to draft a ready-made QB at pick 21.”
Sifting through potential Matthew Stafford suitors, the Colts feel like the most seamless fit.
Indy has plenty of cap space (~$65M) to work with, all of its draft picks moving forward, a roster ready to win and will be hard pressed to draft a readymade QB at pick 21. 🤝
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 24, 2021
The Colts recently lost Philip Rivers to retirement, so acquiring Stafford would be an excellent way of replacing the veteran signal-caller.
Indianapolis could select a quarterback in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, perhaps a prospect like Mac Jones or Kyle Trask. On the other hand, the roster is ready to win right now and would benefit from having Stafford under center instead for the 2021 season.
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