In a video posted by the Lions on Wednesday night, the team’s former franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was officially traded to the Rams this week, says thank you to the city.
Stafford was dealt to the Rams for QB Jared Goff and draft picks after 12 years as the Lions quarterback. In the video, Stafford reflects on the highs and lows in his career, and has a message for the fans.
Stafford is the Lions all-time franchise leader in all major offensive passing categories. He had spent his entire NFL career in Detroit.
Stafford, 32, was drafted by Detroit first overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. Since then, Stafford passed for more than 45,000 yards and 280 touchdowns.