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With new extension, Matthew Stafford is highest paid player in NFL history

Everyone figured Matthew Stafford’s extension with the Detroit Lions would beat Carr’s five-year, $125 million deal, and that came true Monday.

Stafford’s deal is also for five years and makes him the highest paid NFL player ever, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said .

Join for free ] Among those who hadn’t paid attention to the salary landscape among NFL quarterbacks, expect a lot of freak-outs.

However, the chances of the Lions letting Stafford go in free agency and finding a better quarterback right away were very, very slim.

They had to pay him, and hope that he continues to play at this level – or show an improvement – and build a better team around him.

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  • Lions, Matthew Stafford agree to 5-year contract extension; $27 million a yearDetroit Free Press
  • Stafford, Lions agree to landmark dealThe Detroit News
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  • Matthew Stafford, Lions Agree on Contract to Make QB Highest-Paid Player in NFLBleacher Report
  • QB Matthew Stafford agrees to 5-year extension with LionsABC News

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