5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for Matthew Stafford

From the Denver Broncos to the New England Patriots, here are five NFL teams that should look into trading for Matthew Stafford this offseason.

Matthew Stafford Preseason Lions Bucs 2018
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Aug 24, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) warms up on the field prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Stafford Preseason Lions Bucs 2018

The NFL offseason isn't even here yet and we have some major fireworks, as the NFL Network is reporting that Matthew Stafford has asked out of Detroit and will seek a trade from the Lions. With the Lions going in another direction, they're reportedly agreed that it's time to move on and will now begin working on trade options for the star QB. This isn't completely shocking, but you don't often see a QB at the level of Matthew Stafford hit the trade block.

While it's still early in this process, it will be interesting to see which teams go after Stafford, who has been with the Lions since 2009. And if you're keeping track at home, this now makes two star QBs available via trade at the moment, with Stafford leaving Detroit and Deshaun Watson pushing his way out of Houston. Safe to say it's going to be a crazy NFL offseason. We put together a list of five NFL teams that should absolutely make a run at trading for Stafford. 

San Francisco 49ers

John Lynch Kyle Shanahan 2017

Denver Broncos

Drew Lock runs out of the tunnel before a Broncos game.

Indianapolis Colts

Matthew Stafford and Andrew Luck talk following a 2016 game between the Lions and Colts.

New England Patriots

Patriots coach Bill Belichick

Pittsburgh Steelers

ben roethlisberger

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