Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly have listed their home in Michigan. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Stafford has been the subject of trade rumors at various points throughout the offseason, and the speculation ramped up yet again when news surfaced that the quarterback has put his Detroit-area mansion on the market. However, Stafford’s wife insists the move has absolutely nothing to do with Matthew’s playing career.

Not long after TMZ and other outlets reported that Stafford’s home is listed for sale at $6.5 million, Kelly Stafford took to Instagram to squash all the talk of Matthew potentially leaving the Lions. She said the family is moving because they are having a fourth baby soon and no longer want to live in a home that borders a lake and has a massive pool in the backyard.

The Lions had the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and they selected star cornerback Jeff Okudah rather than taking a quarterback. There were rumblings leading up to the draft that Stafford might want out of Detroit, though the team emphatically shot that talk down.

Kelly Stafford has never been afraid to speak up about her husband’s career, and we saw her do that a few months ago when she issued a statement about the trade rumors.

Stafford carries a cap hit of about $27 million for next season and has dealt with a significant back injury over the past two years, but he had 2,499 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and just five interceptions in eight games before the back injury sidelined him last season. The Lions appear to be committed to him at least through 2020.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports 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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