Stafford Gets Contract Extension...Niners Ink First Rounder 07/10/13
July 10, 2013
UNDATED - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on a $53 million, three-year contract extension with Matthew Stafford.
The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced, says Stafford will make $41.5 million in guarantees as part of a deal that keeps him under contract through the 2017 season.
Detroit drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 and signed him to a six-year contract worth as much as $78 million with $41.7 million in guarantees. After two injury-shortened seasons, he helped the franchise reach the playoffs two years ago for the first time in more than a decade.
In other NFL news:
- The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick Eric Reid to a four-year contract, putting all 11 of the team's draft picks under contract.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fifth-round draft pick Denard Robinson to a contract. The former Michigan quarterback is being switched to running back with the Jaguars. Robinson finished his college career with the most rushing yards by a quarterback in NCAA history.