When asked if there’s any scenario where Stafford plays Sunday, Patricia said (per Dave Birkett): “Not this Sunday, no.”
Stafford hasn’t practiced all week, so this isn’t a big surprise.
The Lions will once again turn to Jeff Driskel as their starter with rookie David Blough serving as his backup.
Adam Schefter previously reported that Stafford is dealing with fractured bones in his back and is sidelined “this week or 3 weeks.”
Stafford, 31, 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 $13.5 million and $15 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2019, Stafford has appeared in eight games and completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,499 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 66 yards.