Retrieved 15 May 2020, 23:54 IST
Matthew Stafford insisted that he paid less attention to the offseason’s speculation that he could draft the Detroit Lions’ Tuya Tagovillar.
With the Teoviloa finishing with the Miami Dolphins, Ohio State Cornerback Jeff Okuda has picked a player who has been with them throughout the entire process throughout the year.
Quarterback Stafford spoke with general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia about promoting his name in trade talks earlier this year, but he didn’t spend much time focusing on that.
The 32-year-old is now optimistic that he will lead the Lions for many years to come.
According to ESPN, Stafford said of the rumors, “I’m not really paying much attention to them.”
“I pay less attention to them than my wife, but that’s something that doesn’t bother me. I’m here. I want to be here. I like to be the Detroit Lions. I love to lead this team.
“So, it’s okay for all sorts of stuff to be out. It’s a slow news month right now, and I’m happy to be where I am and I’m ready and trying to deal with this offseason the way I tried.” The best should be done. “
– Detroit Lions (@ Lions) May 720, 20
Stafford recently put his Detroit on the market, but his wife Kelly took to Instagram to emphasize family reasons rather than football.
His biggest concern at the moment is whether there will be an NFL season amid a coronavirus epidemic.
“I like playing football,” Stafford said. “I don’t know what I would do if these weren’t, because I think many Americans would probably say the same thing.
“I definitely want to be there as soon as possible if we can find a way to make it safe for everyone.”
Stafford was limited to playing eight games last season due to a back injury.
The Lions will return to the field with Patricia in the hot seat after losing eight competitions without her and promoting two defeats in a row.
Stafford said of his fitness, “I’m doing this slow boy just as well as I can.”
“I’m feeling great. I’m not worried about going out there and playing. If we could play with pads today, I’d do it. I’ve been physically good for the last few years and I’m feeling good.”