Option 1: Pay Stafford a ton of money & hope this same core of players somehow puts it all together.
Option 2: Trade Stafford, build a better overall core with the extra picks & somehow find a QB that can lead this better overall team down the road.
Option 3: Let Stafford walk in free agency and lynch Quinn out of town.
Regardless of option 1, 2 or 3, you need to draft a QB very early on.
For Option 1, having a capable QB on the roster gives you leverage in negotiations, a competent backup & if you do re-sign Stafford long-term, then you have future trade bait (Garappollo).
Option 2: If you trade Stafford, you will need a future QB & will have the extra picks to be able to still build up the core roster AND draft a QB early. This FA crop isn't incredibly awe inspiring. Drafting an early QB would be a must.
Option 3: If Stafford leaves the Lions sitting with their dicks in their hands, the best case scenario would be a capable, QB on the roster with 1 year of experience to learn the system. Much better than a knee jerk FA signing in 2018 or drafting a 1st round QB and throwing him right into the fire.