Stafford Inks Three-Year Extension With Lions

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Published on July 11 2013 10:31 am
Last Updated on July 11 2013 10:31 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Allen Park, MI) -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is celebrating his new contract extension. The 25-year-old signal-caller has signed a three-year extension through 2017 worth a reported $53-million. Stafford says he's excited to have his future secure in Detroit.

Combined with the two years remaining on his existing contract, the "Detroit Free Press" reports Stafford will make around $76-million over the next five years, $43-million of which is guaranteed. The Georgia product passed for nearly 5,000 yards and 20 touchdowns for Detroit last season.