There’s almost no chance the Detroit Lions trade Matthew Stafford to the Chicago Bears. But a deal elsewhere could be the 1st QB domino to fall that makes a viable option available.

As division rivals, the Chicago Bears know full well how much of an upgrade Matthew Stafford would be at quarterback — and they probably figure the Detroit Lions are unlikely to consider trading him to a team in the NFC North. After all, the Lions have been dealing with the curse of Bobby Layne for more than 50 years, so why help an opponent they face twice annually solve its own QB woes? While the Bears infamously traded Layne to the New York Bulldogs in 1949, the Lions later dealt him to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958 — a year after Detroit won the NFL championship — and legend has it Layne…

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