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TJ Hockensen's Comment About Matt Stafford Says it All

Jason Schandl
TJ Hockenson spoke out about Matthew Stafford now that he's been traded from the Lions to the Rams.
TJ Hockenson spoke out about Matthew Stafford now that he's been traded from the Lions to the Rams. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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Matthew Stafford has been the face of the Detroit Lions since 2009, when they made him the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft.

As the franchise quarterback for over a decade, he's formed close bonds not only with the fans and the organization, but especially with his teammates.

Now that he's been traded to the Los Angeles Rams, tight end T.J. Hockenson opened up about how Lions players feel about Stafford.

These comments are great to hear, and they speak volumes about Stafford and the organization.

Hockenson outlines how beloved he was in the locker room, but it goes beyond that. Stafford toiled for years in Detroit, playing like an elite quarterback at times, but never really having the supporting cast to take the team to the next level.

Things have been especially bad over the last couple years, with Lions players clearly being especially unhappy playing for Matt Patricia.

Freed of that burden, it's going to be exciting to see what Stafford can do in 2021.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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