Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is using his resources to help the Metro Detroit community fight the COVID-19 pandemic while still getting ready for the 2020 NFL season.
Stafford and his wife Kelly are launching programs on multiple levels this week to assist in dealing with changes in daily life and hardships brought on by the virus.
It is one more example of the charitable and humanitarian causes the Staffords have undertaken since Matthew came to the Lions in 2009.
"Obviously, Kelly and I feel really blessed to be in the situation we're in," Stafford said. "Some of that comes with respect to the people who are in your community and have been having a hard go of it. This virus is affecting all people, and people in all areas.
"We're trying to help out what is home to us, and what's been home to us for 12 years."
That doesn't mean Stafford won't be ready whenever the Lions begin work to get ready for the season. He has maintained his customary offseason workout program in a comeback from having his 2019 season end after eight games because of a back injury.