Sources: Lions in trade talks to deal Matthew Stafford

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 24: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions speaks with head coach Matt Patricia before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 24, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) (Scott Taetsch, 2019 Scott Taetsch)

DETROIT – Sources close to the Detroit Lions have confirmed to Local 4′s Bernie Smilovitz that trade talks concerning quarterback Matthew Stafford have been underway for a couple of weeks.

Stafford’s wife Kelly posted on her Instagram account saying if her husband were to be traded, one destination she would be interested in is California.

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Posted on Kelly Stafford's Instagram account (WDIV)

The Los Angeles Chargers did say goodbye to quarterback Philip Rivers last week.

Stafford has played 11 seasons with the Lions, starting in 2009. He was the first overall pick in the NFL draft the same year.

He has led the Honolulu Blue to 69 wins, three playoff appearances and holds numerous NFL and franchise records including being the fastest to player to reach 40,000 passing yards.