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Lions notes: Only 1 quarterback threw the deep ball better than Matthew Stafford in 2017

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Matthew Stafford came in second according to this study, just behind former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Pro Football Focus did a similar study in January and agreed with Smith being No. 1, but did not have Stafford in their Top 4.

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