The man closest to the situation in Detroit may have bad news for Lions fans. ESPN had the quote from Matthew Stafford:
“I think you guys have covered him long enough to know he’s a pretty measured person and everything that he says to the public is a thought-out thing. So in that regard, I’m sure it’s thought out. I have had conversations with him and I’m going to keep those between me and him and I respect his privacy and his time to think.”
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. It’s hard to know whether this is a Barry Sanders or Patrick Willis tye situation. Either way, I don’t know if it’s the concussions and overall safety of the game causing star players to hang it up early or if there are just players who choose to do simply because that’s what they feel.