Matthew Stafford's wizard-like math skills? He fooled us, with TJ Lang's assist

Posted at 7:29 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 19:29:02-04

(WXYZ) — Matthew Stafford finished his conference call with reporters on Thursday, but jumped back on 20 minutes later.

He had a message.

"I can't believe you guys fell for the math trick," Stafford said with a smile.

The quarterback's math skills went viral in a clip last month from an interview he did with TJ Lang.

Turns out, those skills were the creation of the two former teammates. Lang texted Stafford the number before asking him a big math question.

"I just read it off and sell it hard. I guess I deserve a Daytime Emmy," Stafford laughed.

The bit was actually a repeat performance. Lang hosted a 'Talkin' With TJ' segment when he played for the Lions. Stafford and Lang did the same sort of thing in 2017.