Detroit Lions Reportedly Already Talking To 49ers About Matthew Stafford Trade

It seems like the Detroit Lions are moving quickly to trade Matthew Stafford.

On Saturday afternoon it was revealed that Stafford and the Lions are parting ways after the team’s longtime QB requested a trade.


After meetings in recent weeks in which Stafford expressed a desire for a fresh start, the Lions understood his position and plan to begin discussing trade options in the coming weeks for their star quarterback, per sources.

The sides have had open and healthy discussions since the season ended. But with the Lions starting over again, hiring Dan Campbell as head coach and Brad Holmes as general manager, Stafford told the team he feels it’s the right time to move on and team officials agreed, per sources.

According to NFL insider Dan Sileo the 49ers are already talking to the Lions about a trade for Stafford.

If the L49ers do end up trading for Stafford, expect Jimmy Garoppolo to get moved as well in a separate trade if the Lions don’t want him.