(WXYZ) — Matthew Stafford finished his conference call with reporters on Thursday, but jumped back on 20 minutes later.
He had a message.
Matthew Stafford said the math problem he solved with @TJLang70 was a trick. TJ texted him the answer.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 14, 2020
"I just read it off and sell it hard. I guess I deserve a Daytime Emmy." 😂 pic.twitter.com/LeX5iYlVci
"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.
Matthew Stafford showing off math skills 🤣— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) April 25, 2020
I’ll say it again: @TJLang70 brings out the funniest public side of Stafford. I think this is a carryover bit from ‘Talkin’ With TJ.’ pic.twitter.com/FT8ITur6Lr
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.