By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Detroit Lions have made quarterback Matthew Stafford the highest-paid signal-caller in NFL history. He has signed a new five-year deal with the only team he has played for.
Stafford’s new deal is exceeding Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s deal. Carr received a five-year, $125 million deal.
His new deal is worth $135 million. That’s $27 million per season, which is $2 million more than what Carr is receiving.
Carr received his new deal from the Raiders a little over two months ago. But with the insane money quarterbacks are making, he won’t be the leader in the club house for long as other deals are made in the future.
Several quarterbacks, including Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees, are looking for new deals. Brees, the future Hall of Famer, is the oldest of this bunch.
Stafford has not missed a game since the 2010 season. He is also riding back-to-back good seasons.
He’s already made $110 million before this deal will kick in. He’ll now be signed through his age 34 season. The five-year extension will go through the 2022 season.
He has spent the last eight-seasons with the Lions. He was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Stafford had 4,327 passing yards and 24 touchdowns last season. He had four 300-plus passing yardage games with 10 interceptions. Stafford also completed 65.3% of his passes last season.
The 4,327 passing yards were the most he had in a season since having 4,967 yards during the 2012 season.
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