Lions’ Matthew Stafford added to COVID-19/reserve list

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been added to the COVID-19/reserve list. He is the latest NFL player added to the list.

This means that Stafford either tested positive for the coronavirus. Or he has been in close contact with an individual, who did, in fact, test positive for the coronavirus.

Matthew Stafford (Getty Images)

The Lions did not say which one it is.

Stafford is the first starting quarterback on the list. And he’s the second quarterback on the list, joining Atlanta Falcons signal caller Danny Etling.

This list is a temporary list due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

It’s not clear when Stafford will be removed from this list. However, what we do know is that he will have to pass NFL and NFLPA protocols and be cleared from a doctor first.

Stafford had started 136 straight games through last season. However, a back injury ended his streak and also ended his season.

Without Stafford, the Lions went 0-8.

The 32-year-old quarterback was the No. 1 overall pick by the Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft. In his career, he has made 149 appearances, including 149 starts. As a starter, he has gone 69-79-1. 

He has gone 3,559 of 5,696 for 41,025 yards with 256 touchdown passes and 134 interceptions.

Stafford also has 316 carries for 1,086 yards and 14 additional touchdowns. He also has two receptions for -3 yards.

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