After closing last season with a 2-6 record as Matthew Stafford struggled down the stretch, the Detroit Lions entered the offseason determined to fix their franchise quarterback.

Noted quarterback mentor Jim Caldwell has been rebuilding Stafford's confidence, telling reporters that his new pupil has THE makings of a championship-level signal-caller.

The Lions have also done Stafford a favor by importing Joe Lombardi to run his version of the high-powered Sean Payton offense in New Orleans.

Reggie Bush, who starred for Payton with the Saints, told NFL Media's Albert Breer on Tuesday that Stafford will "fit in perfectly" with the new offense..