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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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Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings: Live Stream Guide And NFL Preview

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The Lions face the Vikings in this vital NFC North clash on Sunday. Find out how you can watch a live stream of the game from the TCF Bank Stadium. Where: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis. When: Sunday October 12, 18:00 (UK time) Live Stream: NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass The Detroit Lions face their divisional rivals the Minnesota Vikings in a crunch clash at the TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday hoping to improve on their 3-2 record. However, the visitors will have to do ...
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