“I’ve had a lot of conversation with Matt over the last few weeks. I would say that my prayers, and the organization’s prayers are with him and his family and Kelly’s situation,” Quinn told reporters at his pre-draft presser. “Out of respect for his — he kind of wants to keep everything private, so I’m going to leave it at that. I don’t want to avoid your question. I just want to… He’s asked us to keep everything private.”
Kelly announced on Instagram earlier this month that she planned to undergo brain surgery this month to combat a “tumor sitting on some of my cranial nerves.”
Entering his 11th season as the Lions‘ starting quarterback, Stafford has four years remaining on a five-year extension signed in 2017.
Detroit owns the eighth overall pick in the draft. While it’s highly unlikely that the Lions would use that early of a selection on a quarterback, Detroit could address the QB position in later rounds.