Matt Stafford Blows Off Harsh Criticism From CBS Sports Analyst

November 09, 2018, 5:26 AM

The quarterback before a home game last month. (Detroit Lions photo)

With the Lions at a disappointing 3-5, harsh criticism is inevitable.

CBS Sports analyst Rich Gannon calls Lions quarterback Matt Stafford “overpaid” and said he piles up big passing numbers late in games, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. 

Stafford said Thursday: "I don’t need to answer to Rich Gannon."

Gannon said on the show NFL Monday QB that Stafford’s early game struggles are “a big reason why” the Lions are 3-5.

“The guy is overpaid,” Gannon said. “He’s been one of the highest-paid quarterbacks over the last four or five years and he’s a stat king. He picks up a lot of yards and production in garbage time.”

Stafford says "It doesn’t bother me. I answer to the guys in my locker room or our coaches and all that way before anybody else.”

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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