Lions Make QB Matthew Stafford Highest-Paid Player In NFL History

Detroit Lions make Matthew Stafford highest-paid player in history

Detroit Lions make Matthew Stafford highest-paid player in history

The NFL's current highest paid player is Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who makes roughly $25 million per season.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is set to become the NFL's highest-paid player after he agreed to a historic contract extension, the team announced Monday and according to multiple reports. According to ESPN, the previous record for most guaranteed money in an National Football League contract was the $87 million that the Indianapolis Colts gave their franchise QB, Andrew Luck. Lions President Rod Wood told Crain's before the 2016 season that initial talks were underway on a new contract, and speculation about an extension heated up in recent months.

"I mean I know you can't win by yourself, but when you're making that kind of money, figure it out because Matthew Stafford has not ever won a playoff game", Smith continued.

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As is the case in most negotiations, both the Lions and Stafford did give a little to get this deal done.

And some players can shrink under unrealistic expectations. Among the 12 quarterbacks who played in the post-season, Stafford ranked ninth. Meanwhile, out in the Bay Area, Kyle Shanahan actually game-planned in the preseason to try to get Brian Hoyer some confidence against a good Minnesota defense. You can now add: If you have the QB, you have to pay him. Although resigning Stafford in 2022 seems inevitable, most of it will depend on how he can do in the next 5 years. Since signing with the team, he's started 109 games and compiled a 51-58 record. Stafford helped elevate the Lions, but they're 48-48 over the past six years combined with no division titles.

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