The 32-year-old will make way for Los Angeles to join the Rams in 2021 after a groundbreaking trade. In return, the Lions will receive former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff as well as two first-round picks and a third-rounder.
Stafford will leave a lasting impact in Detroit, one that few players have been able to accomplish. One of the only others to do so is legendary running back Barry Sanders.
The Hall of Fame ballcarrier has stood up for Stafford during his time with the Lions, so was clearly sad to see him leave in the trade. He took to Twitter to send Stafford a message on his way out the door.