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Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn: 'Matthew Stafford is our quarterback. He'll be our quarterback'

Posted: 3:29 PM, Jan 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-04 20:29:45Z

Detroit Lions General Manager Bob Quinn spoke to the media on Friday, letting everyone know that quarterback Matthew Stafford isn't going anywhere.

During a press conference, Quinn said, "Matthew Stafford is our quarterback. He will be our quarterback here."

He also said that he and the staff needs to work to put Stafford in better situations that will "allow him to use his skillset. Matt's extremely tough, he's extremely diligent in his work ethic."

Last week, Head Coach Matt Patricia also reaffirmed his commitment to Stafford, saying "Matthew Stafford’s an unbelievable quarterback. He’s our quarterback. He’s been fighting and battling and playing hard and leading this team throughout the entire course of the season. So, we’ll obviously just keep working and progressing and trying to grow and get better next year. Hopefully, we can do some things to help him."

Stafford will be entering the third year of a five-year contract that paid him $135 million.

During the press conference, Quinn talked about a number of other events over the course of 44 minutes. Check out the highlights below from Brad Galli.

Said 9-7 vs. 6-10 are in the same boat: it means no playoff berth. pic.twitter.com/szSW2yXNZO

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 4, 2019

The offer from Philly changed during the day.

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 4, 2019

He doesn’t talk to reporters during the season.

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 4, 2019

Said “the Rob Gronkowski thing is well-documented.”

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 4, 2019

He didn’t see that his first two years in Detroit, and attributes the change to some of the pickups he made this year.

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 4, 2019

Said Tabor hasn’t played as well as he hoped.

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 4, 2019

“I’m not into splash signings. I’m into good football players.”

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 4, 2019

Said Oakland probably talked to half the league.

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 4, 2019