Yes, Matthew Stafford is trending. And if you’re not into social media (really, where have you been?), it’s another way of saying he’s one of the hottest things going right now in Detroit.
But if there’s anywhere where Stafford is even more popular than the Motor City, it’s Dallas, where he spent his high school years as a Cowboys fan. That just happens to be where and whom the undefeated Lions will play Sunday.
So, do you think Stafford was inundated by ticket requests?
“I ended up getting a suite at Cowboys Stadium,” Stafford told NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci. ”I had too many people.”
We’re guessing a lot of people with ties to Stafford still were left off that list.
Stafford didn’t have a storybook beginning to his NFL career. The former No. 1 overall draft pick has dealt with plenty of losing and plenty of injuries, missing 19 games in his first two seasons. Mariucci, who sat down with Stafford for “NFL GameDay Morning” — the full interview airs Sunday (that’s 9 a.m. ET) — says he seems to be dealing well with his newfound success.
“He seems to be the kind of the kid who is very unflappable,” Mariucci said Saturday on “NFL Total Access”. “It doesn’t seem to phase him. … He’s a determined kid, he’s a tough kid, and you know what? He’s a very confident kid.”
Sure, but apparently not so unflappable when it comes to turning down ticket requests.