The NFL’s biggest stars are gathered in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl but Lions head coach Jim Schwartz can’t help but feel one player is missing: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
“I made one of my five-minute trips on the treadmill today and I had the TV on and I saw the Pro Bowl from Hawaii. I was a little bit disappointed for him and for us that (after) the great year he had, and all the things he did, he’s here at a Pistons game rather than being at the Pro Bowl,” Schwartz said in an interview on 97.1 Thursday night when host Bob Wojnowski informed Schwartz that Stafford was at the Pistons vs. Heat game at the Palace of Auburn Hills Wednesday night.
“But there’s going to be a lot of (Pro Bowls) in his future.”
Schwartz then pointed out an interesting fact about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is playing in his fifth Super Bowl next weekend.
“Matt is 23 years old, getting ready to turn 24 in a couple months, and Tom Brady, when he turned 24, had never completed a pass in the NFL,” Schwartz said.
“It gives you a little perspective about what Matt has ahead of him and what the Lions have ahead of them. He’s 23 and he’s experienced an awful lot.”
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