Lions will benefit from Rams QB Matthew Stafford being out for the season

The Detroit Lions will benefit from Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford going down with injury, as they will likely get a higher draft pick in 2023.

Stafford, 34, was placed on injured reserve with a neck strain, all but ending his season.

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He was placed in concussion protocol before returning to action after one missed game and subsequently suffering the neck injury against the New Orleans Saints on November 20.

Rams lost wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson to injury earlier in the year, while defensive tackleAaron Donald is set to miss a game for the first time in his career.

Odell Beckham Jr., who tore his ACL at Super Bowl LVI, was also a key piece for the Rams down the final stretch of last season.

How will Lions benefit from Stafford injury?

The reigning Super Bowl champions are 3-8 this season ahead of Sunday’s home clash against the Seattle Seahawks.

Their injury-riddled season will get chalked up to a championship hangover and the Lions will reap the only benefit of the situation.

Rams still owe the Lions a 2023 first-round pick from the Stafford trade, which is now looking like a top selection for Detroit.

Stafford is eligible to return Week 17 against the Los Angeles Chargers, but the franchise will probably just keep their QB shelved for the remainder of the 2022 NFL season.

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