Matthew Stafford is the starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions and one of the NFL’s biggest stars. Hailing from the University of Georgia, the 6’3, 220 pound Stafford has arguably the league’s strongest arm, to go along with the deceptive athletic ability and the intelligence to figure out any defense. Matthew Stafford was the number one overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft and started at quarterback for the Detroit Lions from the very first game of his rookie season. The Lions are known for their passionate fan base, and authentic Matthew Stafford memorabilia is always in demand in the Motor City and beyond.
Detroit Lions fans knew Matthew Stafford would live up to the hype from his very first year in the NFL. He led the team to a comeback win versus the Cleveland Browns, setting a rookie record with 422 passing yards and tying the rookie record with five touchdowns. He suffered a devastating injury the next year but recovered to be named the 2011 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, throwing 40 touchdown passes and becoming only the fourth-ever quarterback to top 5,000 passing yards in a season. Matthew Stafford also holds Lions team records for career passing touchdowns, career games at quarterback and most touchdowns on Thanksgiving.
Matthew Stafford has established himself as one of the NFL’s preeminent quarterbacks. In 2014, he was named to the Pro Bowl after throwing for 4,257 yards and 22 touchdowns, to go with a 60% completion percentage. That same year, he set a record for being the fastest player to ever reach 20,000 passing yards and then, three years later, would also hold the record for reaching 30,000 passing yards in only 109 games. Matthew Stafford comes through when his team needs him the most, setting an NFL record in 2016 with eight come from behind wins. In his first decade in the league, Stafford racked up 26 fourth-quarter comebacks and 32 game-winning drives.
Collecting Matthew Stafford Memorabilia