Matthew Stafford hasn’t figured out how he’ll spend the offseason yet, but the Lions quarterback said Friday whatever he does won’t include working with a private throwing coach.

“Probably not,” Stafford said matter-of-factly.

And why not?

“I don’t know,” he said. “Just not something I feel would be my style, beneficial to me, I guess.”

Stafford ranks third in the NFL with 4,433 yards passing entering Sunday’s season finale against the Minnesota Vikings, but he has struggled with turnovers during the Lions’ second-half slide.

Analysts Rich Gannon and Kurt Warner said recently that Stafford has sloppy footwork, which leads to erratic mechanics. But Lions coaches have defended Stafford’s feet and the various arm angles from which he throws the ball.

“He’s done a nice job avoiding sacks. A lot of that has to do with his footwork and everything else,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Monday. “There’s going to be critics. There’s people that are going to have to have a point of view on something.”