I think it’s nearly a lock at least 2 more seasons.
AD turns 32 in two days. I agree with @Merlin
he’s probably a “standards” kind of guy and goes when he feels he’s slipping. But 2 years in his condition feels a safe bet. I could see 3 if he stays healthy and feels good.
Kupp turns 30 in June. So much of his game is technique, which won’t slip with age… so it’s health that will determine the length of runway remaining in his career. He’s another one of those cases where 2yrs seems a given.
We often see more pics of Donald’s freakish workouts, but Kupp is an elite trainer too. If healthy he should be solid for a while.
Stafford feels like a high miles QB, and he is
35… but I can’t help but wonder if we are over exaggerating his demise from last years injury?
10 of his last 12yrs he’s played every
game. He’s no China doll. Lions fans probably know this better than we do.
I do wish he’d “go through a midlife crisis” and have one of those offseasons that he freakishly hits the gym to beef up for his final years as an older player.
Stafford doesn’t strike me as the Brady type, nor do I believe his wife wants that. He feels like 2yrs and done, to me. Stafford will do well in retirement. He seems like a guy that will be comfortable transitioning into that new life phase.
All that said, tacking on a 3rd year with him feels doable too if 2024 is a SB run. But he’d be 38 then, and that feels “stretchy”.
After this last offseason, I guess we should be prepared for anything… but I think it’s possible the opposite happens and he’ll take us into the next generation of QB post Stafford era.
McVay at least 5 more years!