Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is making headlines some headlines as of late for being able to throw the football 50 yards down the field after having surgery on his throwing shoulder.
The thing is Stafford still has a lot to prove.
According to the Detroit Free Press, via Pro Football Talk, Stafford threw the pass at the University of Georgia’s charity quarterback challenge that was held during halftime of the school’s spring football game. It may be food for Lions fans to see their starting quarterback throwing the football, but the fact of the matter is it changes nothing.
In each of the last two yeas Stafford has suffered a major shoulder injury. That means the next injury to his throwing shoulder may completely alter his arm and his career in the National Football League. NFL teams know this as well, so if Stafford were to get injured again it would be highly unlikely he would ever get to be starting quarterback again.
In the end, it is do or die for Stafford’s career.