It seems J.J. Watt’s impassioned speech from Sunday struck a chord with Matthew Stafford’s wife.
Following Watt’s now-viral press conference, in which he spoke about accountability as a professional athlete, Kelly Stafford — who has been married to the Detroit Lions quarterback since 2015 — addressed the Pro Bowler’s comments on Instagram.
“Finally someone said it,” Kelly wrote in an Instagram story, according to a screenshot from ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.
“If you don’t wanna do it… Don’t worry, someone else will replace you real quick,” she continued.
Much like the 4-11 Texans, the Lions have also floundered this season, resulting in the midseason firing of head coach Matt Patricia. With a new regime coming to Detroit, questions about Stafford’s future have surfaced.
“Real next impactful move is full start over and move on from Stafford,” Dan Orlovsky, a former Lion-turned-ESPN analyst, tweeted last month.
“It’s time from both the organization standpoint and the player’s position, as well. It didn’t work out.”
The Staffords themselves have endured a rocky 2020, which included multiple COVID-19 scares. Kelly — who shares four young children with the quarterback –has been openly critical of the NFL’s handling of what she called a “nightmare” situation.
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