Written by Tim Hoffman Monday, 02 March 2009 17:13
The Detroit Lions held a private workout yesterday with probably number one draft pick Matthew Stafford at their private practice facility in northern Michigan. They were said to be very impressed by the athleticism of the player out of Georgia, and were going to start negotiations immediately with his agent. But, after realizing he was probably going to be taken by the Lions, or at best the Rams, Stafford is said to now be considering taking a few years off before finding a job.
"Hey man," said Stafford in an interview. "I'm just not sure what I want to do with my life yet. I just graduated college, that doesn't mean I have to go out and get a job right away. Sure, it's a decent offer. $25 million a year, never have to worry about money again, blah, blah, blah. But the Lions? I don't know about that."
"My parents have made an intriguing counter offer of a futon in their basement, pizza a couple times a week, and the ability to borrow dad's car on the weekends. I am considering it with my agent as we speak."
"But," he continued. "I really think I just need to move back home for a little bit. There are so many busts in the NFL, I don't know if I want to be just another name on the list with Ryan Leaf. Maybe I'll get a part-time position at a coffee house, try to get people to listen to my self-made emo music on MySpace, and argue with my folks constantly about how I'm doing nothing with my life. That sounds like a much more interesting future than a career with the Lions."