Matthew Stafford will be remembered as the best quarterback in Lions history and the Lions will never forget the man who built them.
Stafford’s legacy will continue with the NFL Hall of Fame and the NFL Films documentary film, and he will be enshrined in Canton this weekend.
Stafford was a member of the Detroit Lions from 1998 to 2007.
Stafford will attend Canton and will be inducted into the Lions Hall of History.
Matthew Stafford and his father, Calvin, played in the NFL from 1949 to 1960.
Stafford is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, the winningest quarterback of all-time with the Lions.
He won three Super Bowls with the team.
Staffords legacy will be enhanced by the NFL’s Hall of Records, which was established by the league in 2005.
The NFL Hall records include the record for most career touchdown passes in a season, the most career passing yards, the total yards from scrimmage and the passing yards per attempt.
Stafford’s four passing touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXXVI were the most in a single game in NFL history.
Staffards father, Tom, is a Hall of Famer and was inducted by the Detroit Football Hall of Famers in 2012.
His brother, Calvin and their son, Matthew, played college football for the University of Michigan.
They were also the brothers of running back Reggie Bush, who was inductable into the NFL hall of fame in 2016.
The Lions also are honored to be the official NFL home for the first time in a year when the NFL Network and NFL Films are broadcasting the 2017 season.
Stafford has been a fixture at Lambeau Field since the Lions signed him in 2014.
Lions home games have averaged more than 23 million viewers on Fox since 2013.
The 2018 NFL regular season is set for Jan. 31-Feb. 4.
The Lions face the Indianapolis Colts in the second game of the season.
The team has won the last five meetings in the series.