Matthew Stafford agrees to 5-year extension

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The Detroit Lions have agreed to sign quarterback Matthew Stafford to a 5-year extension worth approximately $135 million, making him the highest paid player in the history of the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Stafford will be paid $27 million per year, topping Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s $25 million per year, and will make $16.5 million this upcoming season. The deal also includes a $50 million signing bonus and $92 million in guarantees, also a record. The total value of Stafford’s deal is 2nd only to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s $139 million.

In 16 starts in the 2016 season, Stafford threw for 4,327 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 65.3% of his passes. Since Stafford came into the league in 2009, he has the 8th most passing yards and 9th most passing touchdowns of any quarterback in the league.

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