Chicago Bears: 15 possible replacements for Mitchell Trubisky

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10. Chicago Bears’ best replacements for Mitchell Trubisky: Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions are a franchise in flux. They will likely end up with a top-12 pick in the draft next year, so what do they do with it? Draft time will prove to us, like it does every year, which teams are ready to go in a different direction.

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For a long time now, Matthew Stafford has been as loyal and committed to the city of Detroit and the Lions franchise as you could possibly fathom. He’s never complained, nor demanded maximum money, and he’s been as tough as they come, too.

However, with the firing of Matt Patricia and plenty of movement within leadership, one has to wonder whether the Lions would entertain the idea of tearing it all down and rebuilding. At this stage, Stafford is the kind of quarterback who can help a contending team win a title right now. He’ll probably never sniff a Super Bowl in Detroit with how that roster currently stands.

Stafford is an experienced passer who can throw for 4,000 yards in his sleep, and with any weapons. He’s always made the most of his receivers, whether that’s Calvin Johnson or this year’s backups like Marvin Hall and Quintez Cephus.

Let’s say the Lions do indeed entertain the idea of trading Stafford and drafting his replacement. The Bears would make a ton of sense. Stafford is also better than any quarterback they could be in line to draft in 2021, so if his name is on the block even just a little bit, Chicago has to make that call and see what it would take.