Detroit Lions

For Some Reason, Matthew Stafford Is Now The Highest Paid Player In NFL History

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has begun his ninth NFL season and has played in a grand total of three playoff games – losing all three of them in the process.

As of Monday night, he is now the highest paid player in NFL history.

Stafford, who is entering a contract year, will reportedly ink a five-year deal worth $135 million. The extension will include $92 million in guaranteed money and a $50 million signing bonus, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

His deal tops the former titleholder of “highest paid player in league history”, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

The Raiders signalcaller signed a five-year deal worth $125 million in June.

Can you imagine what Stafford would be worth if he actually had a playoff win or two under his belt?

Somewhere, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, and Drew Brees – all quarterbacks who have won or played in a Super Bowl – are wringing their hands in anticipation of eventually signing a new contract that will trump Stafford’s mega-deal.

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