Detroit Lions

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


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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