Lions Make Matthew Stafford The Highest-Paid NFL Player Ever And Here Are The Best Reactions

by 9 months ago

The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to a record five-year contract extension. The new contract makes Matthew Stafford the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL. The 29-year-old Stafford was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season, so the Lions decided to ante up. The five-year extension is worth $135 million, which includes a $50 million signing bonus and $92 million, both are guaranteed money. The deal is $10 million more than the mega-contract the Raiders gave Derek Carr. Stafford is earning $22 million this year, the last year of his three-year $53 million contract he signed in 2013.

Here’s how Stafford’s deal compares to Tom Brady, who is much older.

Here’s how Stafford’s new contract racks up to other sports stars.

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