The Detroit Lions are moving fast as they try and figure out a trade for quarterback Matthew Stafford. The two parties agreed it was time to part ways, and new head coach Dan Campbell told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that the club has received quite a few offers and “[i]t’s pretty hot and heavy right now.”
Birkett is reporting the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, and Washington Football Team are all interested parties. This comes a day after a report the Los Angeles Rams had begun exploring a potential trade.
The 49ers and Rams currently have Jimmy Garoppolo and Jared Goff as their respective starting quarterbacks, but both have been subject to speculation about their futures. The Colts lost Philip Rivers to retirement and Washington has an uncertain future after releasing Dwayne Haskins.
While teams can talk trade now, they cannot be formally executed until the start of the new league year in March. Ian Rapoport tweeted that a trade is expected to be completed before the Super Bowl, which is eight days away.