Lions Place QB Matthew Stafford On COVID-19 List


The Detroit Lions announced Wednesday that they’ve placed QB Matthew Stafford on the COVID-19 list.

Adam Schefter reports that Stafford is considered a “high-risk, close contact” from a non-team member. According to Schefter, Stafford’s last contact was Monday, so he would be eligible to come off the COVID list Sunday and play against the Vikings, pending negative tests for him.

Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that Stafford was not at practice and backups Chase Daniel and David Blough were taking the reps. 

Detroit placed Stafford on the COVID-19 list a few months ago but it turned out to be a false positive and he was activated soon after.

Stafford, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2009. He was in the final year of his five-year, $76.5 million contract when he and the Lions agreed to a five-year, $135 million extension back in 2017.

Stafford stands to make base salaries of $15 million and $9.5 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2020, Stafford has appeared in seven games for the Lions and completed 61.4 precent of his passes for 1,916 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions.

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21 days ago

I know neither qb is any good, but this is ur chance!! Take this opportunity n run with it. MStaff is an underperforming high prices blank as a qb. Don’t need to hear all the stuff “lions is better with MStaff”, spread his salary amongst top defensive trades n draft a QB in first or second round, the team would be in playoffs.