The Detroit Lions are on the verge of having things look completely different going into next season. A new head coach, a new general manager, and now a new quarterback. Matthew Stafford and the Lions have mutually agreed to part ways this offseason.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, quarterbacks such as Houston Texans' Deshaun Watson and Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz—and now the inclusion of Stafford—will be driving the offseason conversation in the NFL.

It is unclear whether either of them will find themselves in Detroit for the 2021 season, but it cannot be ruled out.

Deshaun Watson would be an immediate upgrade for the Lions, but it seems unlikely that the superstar passer would lift his no-trade clause to join a team with a similar track record to the Texans.

Carson Wentz seems like the more logical of the two to land in Detroit and reinvent his career with a new team.

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The Matthew Stafford era was one that resulted in three playoff appearances in 12 years and not a single playoff win. Despite some very impressive regular-season statistics, Stafford has nothing to show for his time with the Lions. It wouldn't be fair to put the blame completely on Stafford, who for the most part, has played on below-average rosters.

The Lions are also in a division with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers who don't seem to show any signs of slowing down.

The AFC North is going to be looking a lot different next season and it's going to start with a new quarterback in Detroit.