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Quinn: Stafford important part of Lions’ future

James Hawkins
The Detroit News

Allen Park — After the Lions capped the 2015 season Jan. 3 with a 24-20 win over the Chicago Bears, team president Rod Wood said that Matthew Stafford is “our quarterback.”

“I think he’s played outstanding,” Wood said after the Lions’ season finale. “His statistics and performance speaks for itself.”

Stafford completed a career-high 67.2 percent of his passes for 4,262 yards and 32 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. He finished the year on one of the best streaks in his seven-year career, throwing for 17 touchdowns and just one interception over the final six games.

On Monday, Quinn reiterated Wood’s support for Stafford moving forward.

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“He’s a good quarterback,” Quinn said. “I think he’s the quarterback that we want here for the future.”

Quinn added that he plans on talking to Stafford to get his input on coach Jim Caldwell’s future.

“I’m not so sure when exactly I’m going to meet with Matthew,” Quinn said. “I think he’s obviously a very important part of this conversation and I do look forward to speaking to him. I just don’t know exactly when that’s going to be.”

James Hawkins is a freelance writer