Matthew Stafford isn’t going anywhere, according to wife Kelly.
Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the mother of three — who previously fanned the flames of Lions trade rumors — made it clear the 32-year-old quarterback’s heart is with Detroit, posting the “Bad Boys for Life” lyrics, “We ain’t goin’ nowhere,” next to Stafford’s mug.
In a separate Instagram story, Kelly wrote, “Nor has that ever been a thought. He loves detroit and the Lions organization.. and so do i. (Not that anyone cares about me but this is my Insta so).. anyways, back to the combine please.”
Last month, Kelly addressed reports circulating about her husband’s NFL future, noting “Cali” would be a preferred destination. Lions GM Bob Quinn soon refuted rumors, telling the Detroit Free Press claims about a Stafford trade are “100% False!!” Quinn also detailed a recent conversation with Stafford.
“I called Matthew and I said, ‘Listen, I haven’t had one conversation. I’m not trying to — we’re not trading you. Period,’” Quinn said this past week, according to the outlet. “And he was great. He was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t want to go anywhere.’”
Stafford was selected first overall by the Lions in 2009, and has spent his entire career in Detroit. In November, he was sidelined due to broken back bones, which ended his consecutive-start streak after 136 games. The quarterback was placed on injured reserve the following month.
With Stafford likely staying put in Detroit, the veteran quarterback market remains heavy entering free agency.