Matthew Stafford RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matthew Stafford sets NFL record for most passing yards by a QB under 30

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions sure are thankful for Matthew Stafford. Since they took the quarterback first overall in the 2009 draft, Stafford has gone on to set every major passing record in team history before his 30th birthday. He became the fastest QB in NFL history to 20,000 yards, and 25,000 yards,..." November 23

  • Matthew Stafford closes in on Peyton Manning record

    Detroit News "Matthew Stafford is on the verge of eclipsing yet another statistical milestone. With 127 passing yards in Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, the Detroit Lions quarterback will pass Peyton Manning for the most all-time for a player under 30 years old. Peyton..." November 20

  • Stafford will start; will he finish?

    Pro Football Talk "All reports and indications are that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will start on Sunday in New Orleans. The real question is whether he’ll finish. Stafford officially has an ankle injury, and Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press recently suggested that Stafford may eventually have to..." October 15

  • Stafford expected to play vs. Saints

    Michigan Live "Matthew Stafford is officially questionable for the Detroit Lions on Sunday in New Orleans, although there seems to be very little question about whether he'll actually play. Stafford wasn't even listed as limited for a practice this week, let alone missed one. His mobility was obviously..." October 13

  • Matthew Stafford returns to Lions practice with slight hobble in step

    Detroit Free Press "As Matthew Stafford moved from one drill to the next during the open portion of Lions practice Wednesday, he did so with a noticeable hitch in his step. Stafford wasn't quite limping on the right ankle that he injured in last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers, but he sort of hopped his way..." October 11

  • Eric Ebron Meets With Matthew Stafford, Hopes To Get Out Of 'Dumps'

    Real GM Football "Eric Ebron sat down with Matthew Stafford on Monday in an effort to get out of "the dumps" for the Detroit Lions. Ebron caught a career-high 61 passes last season, but has just 12 catches for 93 yards this year. He also has three drops. "That's my guy," Ebron said of Stafford. "We had a talk..." October 11

  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford injured hamstring, ankle in loss

    ESPN "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered a hamstring injury and a sprained ankle in Detroit's 27-24 loss to Carolina, a source told ESPN Insider Dan Graziano, and Stafford's week of practice will determine whether he plays Sunday against New Orleans. During an appearance on the Mitch Albom..." October 10

  • Stafford deal could mean franchise tag for Ziggy Ansah

    Pro Football Talk "With Matthew Stafford getting his mega-extension from the Lions this week, it leaves a few other potential free agents for them to deal with. And it also presents the possibility to keep one in particular from ever reaching the market. As noted by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the..." August 30

  • Matthew Stafford: 'Cousins option' wasn't on table "During a Tuesday news conference, both the Lions and Matthew Stafford painted a picture of friendly contract negotiations before agreeing on a five-year, $135 million extension late Monday night. So amenable were talks that it doesn't sound like Stafford or his agents gave too much thought to..." August 29

  • Lions Sign QB Matthew Stafford To Five-Year, $135M Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Lions and Matthew Stafford agreed to five-year contract expected to make him highest paid player in NFL history. Ian Rapoport reports that Stafford’s new contract is a five-year, $135 million extension. Stafford’s new contract tops Derek Carr‘s..." August 28

  • Lions' Matthew Stafford: 'No determination' on in-season contract talks

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions are comfortable continuing contract negotiations with quarterback Matthew Stafford during the season, but Stafford said Monday he's not sure if he'll be open to doing the same. "I haven’t made any determination on that," Stafford said. Stafford and the Lions have been..." August 22

  • Bob Quinn: “Long way to go” on a deal for Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn said Saturday he remains confident a new deal with Matthew Stafford will get done, though he acknowledged the two sides are not currently close in their contract talks. "Matt has taken this situation with his contract in stride," Quinn told fans before..." August 05

  • Matthew Stafford, Lions Apart In Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "While the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford are involved in “active” discussions, a “substantial gap” exists between Stafford’s asking price and Detroit’s offer, according to Tom Pelissero of (Twitter link). Although “internal optimism” exists with the Lions front office that a..." August 02

  • Matthew Stafford continues to have “no timetable” for new deal

    Pro Football Talk "In his negotiations with the Lions, quarterback Matthew Stafford hold all the cards. And he knows it. And he feels no need to put any of them on the table. Via, Stafford reiterated on Saturday that he has “no timetable” for doing a new deal. He used the same term last month..." July 30

  • Matthew Stafford worked with private quarterback tutor this offseason

    Sporting News "Matthew Stafford has yet to reach the elite status the Lions envisioned for him when selecting him first overall in 2009. But the flamethrower made an effort to get over the hump this offseason. Stafford, 29, opted to hire a private quarterback tutor during the offseason. Heading into his ninth..." July 29

  • “Internal Optimism” Towards Deal For Matthew Stafford Prior To Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "Stacy Daniels of NFL Network reported on NFL Total Access that there is “internal optimism” that the Lions and QB Matthew Stafford will have a long-term deal in place by the start of training camp on July 31. Daniels adds that an extension for Stafford should come within the next two weeks..." July 19

  • Lions GM Bob Quinn 'confident' a Matthew Stafford deal will get done

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions are targeting this summer to finalize a contract extension with quarterback Matthew Stafford, and all signs continue to point to the parties finding common ground on a deal. Lions general manager Bob Quinn told SiriusXM NASCAR radio over the weekend that he’s “confident” a..." June 20

  • Besides cash, what do Detroit Lions have to offer Matthew Stafford?

    Detroit Free Press "The question always is the same: Should the Detroit Lions extend Matthew Stafford? It has been debated endlessly, and I think the answer is obvious: Yes, they should extend him. Pay him. But let’s flip the question around and attack this issue from a different point of view: Why would..." June 15

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