Following the Lions' Week 9 bye last season, Matthew Stafford completed 70 percent of his passes for 2,179 yards (7.4 YPA), 19 touchdowns, and just two interceptions.
Lions GM Bob Quinn said "it's really good football business" to draft a quarterback "every year or every other year."
Matthew Stafford completed 28-of-39 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns in the Lions' Week 17 win over the Bears.
Matthew Stafford said he wants OC Jim Bob Cooter to be back next season.
Matthew Stafford completed 29-of-37 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' Week 16 win over San Francisco.
Matthew Stafford completed 22-of-25 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns and rushed four times for -1 yard in the Lions' Week 15 win over the Saints.
Matthew Stafford completed 30-of-46 passes for 245 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and rushed twice for five yards in the Lions' Week 14 loss to the Rams.
Matthew Stafford completed 23-of-35 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit's 27-23, Week 13 loss to the Packers.
Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-38 passes for 337 yards and five touchdowns in Detroit's 45-14, Week 12 win over the Eagles.
Matthew Stafford completed 22-of-35 passes for 282 yards in the Lions' 18-13, Week 11 win over the Raiders, adding six rushes for 31 yards and a touchdown.
Lions president Rod Wood said he does not believe the team needs a complete rebuild.
Matthew Stafford completed 24-of-38 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Lions' Week 10 win over the Packers.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole would expect the Texans, 49ers, Browns, and Jets to have interest in Matthew Stafford should he be made available in the offseason.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Matthew Stafford never bought into ex-OC Joe Lombardi's system.