3 Dark Horse Teams that Could Trade for Matthew Stafford
Detroit Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford is reportedly available for trade this upcoming offseason and there could be a multitude of teams looking to acquire the veteran playmaker. If he ends up being traded, who knows what team it will be to.
Aside from teams with obvious quarterback questions, it isn't out of the realm of possibilities that teams with a lot of assets or depth needs could make a trade with the Lions. With that in mind, here are 3 dark horse NFL teams that could trade for Matthew Stafford.
1. New Orleans Saints
With rumors involving retirement for quarterback Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints may have to find a new starter next season. While they could opt to stick with Taysom Hill or re-sign Jameis Winston, trading for Stafford could be one way for the Saints to remain a top team in the NFC. They have everything they need to continue their playoff streak with a high-powered offense and solid defense but have to make sure they have an adequate signal-caller. The Saints do not want to waste the prime of players such as Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. Trading for Stafford would allow the Saints to continue their NFC South domination.
2. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos' quarterback depth chart currently features the likes of Drew Lock and Brett Rypien. The team hasn't fully committed to Lock quite yet and trading for Stafford could be a definite upgrade at the position. The Broncos currently have the No. 9 overall pick and could use that as the base of a trade offer to the Lions. The Broncos are stuck in a division with the Kansas City Chiefs and might need to make a move if they want to have any chance of winning the division title in the coming NFL seasons. While the Broncos have the assets to pull off the trade, will they actually do it? We'll have to wait and see.
3. Dallas Cowboys
Stafford grew up in Highland Park, Texas and is arguably the best quarterback to ever come out of the state. A return home next season isn't as unlikely as some people may think. All it would take is the team deciding to not franchise tag quarterback Dak Prescott and letting Andy Dalton walk after one year with the team. This would leave the Cowboys with a lot of cap space and picks to make a trade. With the NFC East title up in the air pretty much every season, adding a player like Stafford to the mix could make the Cowboys the favorite to win it for years to come.
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