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Lions’ expected haul in pending Matthew Stafford trade, revealed

Lions, Matthew Stafford, Brad Holmes

The NFL offseason hasn’t officially started, but already, there has been no shortage of action. The latest big news coming out of the rumor mill is the imminent departure of Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions. The team is now reportedly listening to offers for their soon-to-be-former star quarterback, and as it turns out, the Lions are expected to receive quite a haul in a potential Stafford trade.

As reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN, Detroit will be looking to get some valuable assets in exchange for Stafford:

With new general manager Brad Holmes and new head coach Dan Campbell now in place, the Lions will soon begin trade discussions that most likely will result in a new quarterback — largely influenced by what and who the Lions will receive in a trade for Stafford, sources told ESPN.

The Lions are expected to receive at least a first-round pick, league sources said.

Even before Detroit made the much-anticipated changes to their front office, rumors were already circulating with regards to Stafford’s future with the Lions. True enough, with a new general manager and head coach at the helm, the team has now reportedly decided that it would be in their best interest to move on from their former first overall pick.

Detroit knows how valuable Stafford can be to any squad looking for a quarterback upgrade. They understand that they are in a good position to negotiate a deal that will work in their favor, so at this point, they will likely be weighing a number of offers from opposing teams.