Matthew Stafford RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Matthew Stafford Expected To Wait Until Raiders Sign Derek Carr Before Finalizing Deal With Lions

    NFL Trade Rumors "An NFL source tells Jeremy Fowler of ESPN that Lions QB Matthew Stafford will likely wait until the Raiders have locked up QB Derek Carr to a long-term deal before working on a new contract with Detroit. Both players are positioned well to come close to Andrew Luck‘s record six-year, $139.125..." May 11

  • Lions In “Early Stages” Of Extension Talks With QB Matthew Stafford

    NFL Trade Rumors "Lions GM Bob Quinn mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that they’re currently in the “early stages” of extension talks with QB Matthew Stafford, per Alex Marvez. “We’re in the early stages of contract negotiations w Matt, confident we can get something done,” Quinn..." May 04

  • Matthew Stafford ‘would love’ to play for Lions long term

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is signed with his team through the 2017 NFL season. But he would like to keep playing in Detroit for many more years to come. Stafford will be finishing out the three-year, $53 million contract extension he signed in 2013. He is still just 29 years..." April 18

  • Matthew Stafford could break the bank, if he wants

    Pro Football Talk "If the Lions hope to extend quarterback Matthew Stafford’s contract, they’d be wise to get it done before the season starts. With a base salary of $16.5 million and a cap charge of $22 million for 2017, Stafford will have plenty of leverage if he gets through the season without a new deal. At..." April 14

  • Lions say the right things about Matthew Stafford contract talks

    Detroit Free Press "Naturally, the question of where things stand with Matthew Stafford’s contract extension came up at the Lions’ season-ticket holder summit Thursday. And naturally, general manager Bob Quinn didn’t shed much light on the process. “It’s not done yet,” Quinn said in front of 3,765 season-ticket..." April 14

  • Lions Open Extension Talks With QB Matthew Stafford

    NFL Trade Rumors "Lions GM Bob Quinn said the team is in the early stages of long-term extension discussions with QB Matthew Stafford. “Takes two sides to do a deal and we’re working towards that,” Quinn said, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN. Two weeks ago, Quinn said that the team has spoken with Stafford’s..." April 13

  • Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford, wife Kelly welcome baby twins

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford can add diaper duty to his off-season workout routine. Stafford's wife Kelly wrote in an Instagram post today that she gave birth to the couple's twin daughters on March 31. "First night out as a mom and dad!" Kelly Stafford wrote under a picture of..." April 09

  • Lions G.M. on Matthew Stafford extension: We’re working on it

    Pro Football Talk "Lions G.M. Bob Quinn says he has his franchise quarterback in place, and now wants to keep him in place for years to come. Quinn said on PFT Live that Matthew Stafford, who has one year and a $16.5 million salary left on his current contract, is due for an extension. “We’ve begun a few..." March 28