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Matthew Stafford had one request from Lions when quarterback asked to be traded

The Detroit Lions couldn’t have put both Matthew Stafford and their own franchise in better positions from the trade that sent the team’s all-time passing leader to the Los Angeles Rams. Stafford was sent to an organization that is a Super Bowl contender with him at quarterback, while the Lions received Jared Goff, first-round draft picks in 2022 and 2023 and a third-round pick in 2021.

Stafford had one trade request from Detroit, and is very appreciative of the Lions for fulfilling his wish.

“What’s accurate is — and this is an incredible thing by (the Lions) — I asked to go to a team that was ready to win a championship,” Stafford said, via Mitch Album of the Detroit Free-Press. “And, you know, there were a few teams on that list. There were a few teams that were not on that list. And they were respectful of that and understood completely. I had thoughts and reasons for each one of them.” Read from source….