Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 30 passes on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings for 152 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Stafford has thrown five interceptions and just one touchdown in his first two starts, and when Lions head coach Jim Schwartz was asked after the game about a possible quarterback change, he said, "Matthew Stafford is our quarterback."
Seriously? It has taken two games for the media to question Stafford's place as a starter? Recent rookies such as Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco have set a bad precedent for rookie QBs. Even Mark Sanchez has been pretty successful this year. But most rookies, especially ones who don't play their senior year in college, struggle. Stafford has a lot to improve, but it makes no sense for the Lions to bench him now. It would have been OK for the Lions to go with Daunte Culpepper to start the season, but since they didn't go that route, they are now at a point of no return. They need to stick with Stafford through the good and bad.