There had been speculation about Detroit moving on from Stafford even before the 2019 season ended, and now the rumors are growing even louder. In an age where social media has become an increasing presence in the media circus, it's worth noting Stafford's wife posted on Instagram that she hopes they get traded to the Chargers if the trade rumors are true.
While reported trade talks often amount to nothing, Stafford being moved would have far-reaching fantasy implications. Stafford is DLF's QB12 and his departure from Detroit would impact players like Kenny Golladay (DLF's WR15), Marvin Jones (WR50), promising tight end TJ Hockenson (TE8), and even running backs like Kerryon Johnson (RB17) or a potential rookie added to the mix. It may be too early to speculate where Stafford would end up, but if he did wind up with the Chargers, that would certainly soften the blow of losing Philip Rivers for players like Keenan Allen (WR11).
Furthermore, who would the Lions bring in to replace Stafford? Would that make them favorites to draft rookie Tua Tagovailoa? Do they prefer one of the other incoming rookie quarterbacks? Or would they make a play at one of the many veteran quarterbacks expected to be available? It is certainly a situation to follow.