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NFL: Detroit Lions, QB Matthew Stafford Agree to New $76 M Deal
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NFL: Detroit Lions, QB Matthew Stafford Agree to New $76 M Deal

Jul 9 2013, 7:30pm CDT | by

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly agreed to a three-year extension that upped his five-year deal through 2017 to a whopping $76 million.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed to a three-year extension that will have him stay with the team through 2017.  According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the agreement...

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NFL: Detroit Lions, QB Matthew Stafford Agree to New $76 M Deal

Jul 9 2013, 7:30pm CDT | by

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly agreed to a three-year extension that upped his five-year deal through 2017 to a whopping $76 million.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed to a three-year extension that will have him stay with the team through 2017. 

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the agreement upped his deal to five years worth $76 million, making Stafford one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. Stafford was slated to make $12.5 million in the 2013 season with a $20.8-million cap charge, per Birkett. 

Stafford had two years and $23.5 million remaining on his previous deal and is now primed to receive around $41.5 million in guaranteed money. 

Fox Sports Detroit's Dave Dye notes Stafford is the latest top-notch quarterback to sign an extension, the others being Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens, Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. 

Dye also argues the new deal makes sense for both the Lions and Stafford, the No. 1 overall pick out of Georgia in the 2009 NFL draft. The development gives Detroit additional cap space of as much as $5 million in each of the next two seasons which could potentially allow the team to dangle an extension to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.  

Stafford could be due for another mega-deal as soon as the new contract is up in 2017, Dye writes. 

The 25-year-old quarterback owns single-season records for passing yards, touchdowns, completions and attempts. He, together with Brady, Drew Brees and Dan Marino are the only quarterbacks to top 5,000 yards in a single NFL season

Prior to the new contract extension, Stafford mentioned several times during the offseason he wanted to remain a Detroit Lion for the rest of his career, per Birkett.  

 
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NFL picks and predictions, Packers vs. Lions 2014: NFC North battle features two potent offenses

Sep 19 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: SBNation

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Do you enjoy watching all 32 teams fighting for supremacy in a five-day span? Well, this is the final week to feast your eyes on every franchise before the bye weeks begin. Elite teams like the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos—who face off this week—have Week 4 off to rest. The Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals will join them, with a total of six teams doing anything other than playing football next week. Surprising team ...
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Matthew Stafford Will Be X-Factor For Detroit Lions In Week 3

Sep 17 2014 5:46pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

In a matchup between two of the oldest franchises in NFL history and longtime NFC North division rivals, theGreen Bay Packers travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in Week 3 of the 2014 NFL season. The Lions are looking to get revenge against the ...
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The SB Nation fantasy staff looks forward to Week 3 and ranks the quarterbacks. Week 2 in the NFL proved to be a bloodbath with 55 players sustaining injuries that did not allow them to return to action. Unfortunately, the quarterback position wasn't exempt from this. Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III sustained a dislocated ankle and missed out on an opportunity to reestablish himself as one of the premier players in fantasy football. But quarterbacks ...
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Antonio Brown's Updated 2014 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 3

Sep 16 2014 8:08pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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2014 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 3

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Reggie Bush, Joique Bell's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 2

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