Stafford wants a Ford, Curry will take less to be a Lion
Say this about Matt Stafford, he's a company man.
The likely No. 1 overall pick was asked what kind of car he drives during an appearance on "The Mitch Albom Show" Tuesday.
I got a Chevy Tahoe, my old Chevy Tahoe that I've had for a long time, so I'm probably going to have to trade that one out for a Ford if I go to Detroit, Stafford said.
Stafford paused for a second before adding the if I go to Detroit part, but he didn't sound like a deal was done quite yet during the rest of the interview.
Asked about his long-stated desire to become a Lion, Stafford said, I'm a competitive guy and I love a challenge and I really don't think the Lions are that far off, and hopefully if I get a chance to come there I can help them turn something around."
Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry also made the radio rounds Tuesday, and he gave the cost-conscious Lions something to munch on.
In a segment on Sirius NFL Radio's "Movin' The Chains," Curry said he "sure would" do a pre-draft deal with the Lions, and said he'd go to Detroit even if it was for less than the five-year, $58-million deal Jake Long got as the No. 1 pick last year. That contract included about $30 million guaranteed.
"I'd be more than happy to accept that deal," Curry said.
I'm not sure his agent, Andy Ross, would let that happen, but it's not every day two premier players are angling to become Lions.