Matthew Stafford being linked to the Indianapolis Colts is not some recent news and has been going around for quite some time. The fact that the Indianapolis Colts have been interested in Matthew Stafford is well known by everybody.
In fact, the Colts are one of the eight teams who made an offers to the former Detroit Lions quarterback. However, the Los Angeles Rams seemed to have just the edge to convince Stafford to come their way and it turned out to be a perfect deal.
Peter Schrager reveals that Colts interest was matched by Matthew Stafford
In fact such was the amount of linking Stafford to the Colts, wife Kelly Stafford even revealed that the family had started to look for houses in Indianapolis as she believed it was a real possibility.
“During the whole trade thing, we thought (the Colts were) a possibility,” Kelly Stafford said on her The Morning After podcast. “We looked at Zillow for houses there, started to explore.”They’re an awesome team.”
And now NFL insider Peter Schrager has said on the Pat McAfee Show that Matthew Stafford himself was interested in joining the Colts as well. However, he told that the Colts could’ve acquired him but they didn’t make a good offer. Pat McAfee was considerably disappointed by this as instead of picking up Matthew Stafford, the Colts went for Philip Rivers and Carson Wentz.
“Stafford was willing to be a Colt last year,” Schrager said. “He was willing to go to the Colts… But they didn’t go over the top to go get Matthew Stafford last year. It was more ‘Hey, Frank Reich and Carson Wentz can go do this.'”