Miracles may happen in Miami, but one doesn’t appear to be in the cards for Motown this year.
On Wednesday, the Lions urged fans on Twitter to vote Matthew Stafford to the 2019 Pro Bowl. Moments after the tweet went live, social media mocked Detroit’s effort at Stafford’s expense, as the quarterback has had a rough year, with 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with three games left to play.
“If this tweet doesn’t prove the Lions are disconnected with reality and the fans … nothing will,” one user replied.
“Pls send him to the pro bowl then just leave him in Hawaii,” penned another.
“Let’s not embarrass ourselves #tradestafford,” wrote one user.
Another fan also offered a suggestion: “This almost feels like the @Lions are trolling their own QB.”
Stafford, who is in his 10th season in Detroit, appeared in the 2014 Pro Bowl, when he was also named offensive MVP.
The 5-8 Lions are in the NFC North basement, Stafford is 24th in the league in QB rating and Detroit is 24th in total offense.
Stafford, 30, is in the second season of a five-year, $135 million deal that came with $92 million in guaranteed money.