Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly are doing their part to help Detroit deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly Stafford, have announced a financial commitment to help those in their city combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement was shared by the Lions’ official website, which noted the Stafford family has made two $100,000 commitments, along with setting up four individual $5,000 allotments at restaurants near four hospitals that are battling the rising tide of COVID-19 sufferers.

Forgotten Harvest, a food bank that delivers to local charities six days a week, is one of the groups that will receive $100,000. The other $100,000 donation will go to the Detroit Public Schools Community District, which is working to “provide immediate relief to students impacted by the crisis.”

For the Stafford family, this will serve two main goals.

“We’re going to take some heat off them and put some meals on us,” Stafford said. “It’s our way to say, ‘We appreciate you,’ and fuel them up for the fight.

“We’re just trying to inject some cash (in small business) and have those people staying safe.”

The Staffords have a history of supporting the Detroit community, which has of course also been a big source of support for the family during its recent time of need.

Another NFL quarterback, Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans, is also working to help feed emergency room workers and first responders in his hometown of Gainesville, Fla. and we have seen many professional athletes stepping up in a big way to provide financial support during this time of need.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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Can you name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Detroit Lions?

While many quarterbacks have thrown passes for the Detroit Lions over the years, this quiz only lists the signal callers who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed. The Lions were called the Portsmouth Spartans from 1930-1933.

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1932
Dutch Clark
1933
Glenn Presnell
1934
Dutch Clark
1935
Glenn Presnell
1936
Dutch Clark
1937
Bill Shepherd
1938
Vern Huffman
1939
Dwight Sloan
1940-1941
Whizzer White
1942
Harry Hopp
1943-1944
Frankie Sinkwich
1945
Chuck Fenenbock
1946
Dave Ryan
1947
Clyde LeForce
1948
Fred Enke
1949
Frank Tripucka
1950-1957
Bobby Layne
1958
Tobin Rote
1959
Earl Morrall
1960-1961
Jim Ninowski
1962
Milt Plum
1963
Earl Morrall
1964-1965
Milt Plum
1966
Karl Sweetan
1967
Milt Plum
1968-1969
Bill Munson
1970-1972
Greg Landry
1973-1974
Bill Munson
1975
Joe Reed
1976-1977
Greg Landry
1978
Gary Danielson
1979
Jeff Komlo
1980
Gary Danielson
1981
Eric Hipple
1982
Gary Danielson
1983
Eric Hipple
1984
Gary Danielson
1985-1986
Eric Hipple
1987
Chuck Long
1988
Rusty Hilger
1989
Bob Gagliano
1990
Rodney Peete
1991
Erik Kramer
1992-1993
Rodney Peete
1994
Dave Krieg
1995-1997
Scott Mitchell
1998
Charlie Batch
1999
Gus Frerotte
2000-2001
Charlie Batch
2002-2005
Joey Harrington
2006-2007
Jon Kitna
2008
Dan Orlovsky
2009
Matthew Stafford
2010
Shaun Hill
2011-2019
Matthew Stafford

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