Embed This Matthew Stafford

Quarterback Age: 29 Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2009 College: Georgia Agent(s): Tom Condon (CAA Sports)



  • Current Contract

    Matthew Stafford signed a 5 year, $135,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including a $50,000,000 signing bonus, $92,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $27,000,000. In 2017, Stafford will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $50,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $16,500,000 and a dead cap value of $66,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $135,000,000
    Signing Bonus $50,000,000
    Average Salary $27,000,000
    Total Guarantees $92,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $60,500,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 29 $1,000,000 $15,500,000 - - $16,500,000 $66,000,000 $51,000,000($51,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $66,000,0002017 Cap Savings: $-49,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $55,500,0002017 Cap Savings: $-39,000,000 Post-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $26,000,0002018 Dead Cap: $40,000,0002017 Cap Savings: $-9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $15,500,0002018 Dead Cap: $40,000,0002017 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2018 Contract details by year 30 $9,500,000 $10,000,000 $6,500,000 $500,000 $26,500,000 $49,500,000 $16,500,000($67,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $49,500,0002018 Cap Savings: $-23,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $40,000,0002018 Cap Savings: $-13,500,000 Post-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $19,500,0002019 Dead Cap: $30,000,0002018 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002019 Dead Cap: $30,000,0002018 Cap Savings: $16,500,000
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $13,500,000 $10,000,000 $5,500,000 $500,000 $29,500,000 $30,000,000 $19,500,000($87,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $30,000,0002019 Cap Savings: $-500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $30,000,0002019 Cap Savings: $-500,000 Post-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002020 Dead Cap: $20,000,0002019 Cap Savings: $19,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002020 Dead Cap: $20,000,0002019 Cap Savings: $19,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $6,000,000 $500,000 $31,500,000 $20,000,000 $21,500,000($108,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2020 Dead Cap: $20,000,0002020 Cap Savings: $11,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2020 Dead Cap: $20,000,0002020 Cap Savings: $11,500,000 Post-6/1 Release2020 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002021 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002020 Cap Savings: $21,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2020 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002021 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002020 Cap Savings: $21,500,000

    Potential Out: 2021, 4 yr, $108,500,000; $10,000,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 33 $9,500,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $500,000 $30,000,000 $10,000,000 $20,000,000($128,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2021 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002021 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2021 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002021 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Post-6/1 Release2021 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002022 Dead Cap: $02021 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2021 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002022 Dead Cap: $02021 Cap Savings: $20,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 34 $12,500,000 - $10,000,000 $500,000 $23,000,000 - $23,000,000($151,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2022 Dead Cap: -2022 Cap Savings: $23,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2022 Dead Cap: -2022 Cap Savings: $23,000,000 Post-6/1 Release2022 Dead Cap: -2023 Dead Cap: $02022 Cap Savings: $23,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2022 Dead Cap: -2023 Dead Cap: $02022 Cap Savings: $23,000,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $60.5M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2017 salary + 2018 salary)
    • 2018 Roster Bonus: $6.5M (due the 5th league day of 2018)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $5.5M (fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2018, paid the 5th league day of 2019)
    • 2019 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2018
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $6M (fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2019, paid the 5th league day of 2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $10M (due the 5th league day of 2021)
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $10M due the 5th league day of 2022)
    • 2018-2022 Workout Bonus: $500,000

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2017

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $53,000,000
    Signing Bonus $27,500,000
    Average Salary $17,666,667
    Guaranteed $41,500,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2013 25 $4,000,000 $5,500,000 $3,480,000 - $4,840,000 $17,820,000 $60,861,250
    2014 26 $2,000,000 $5,500,000 $3,480,000 - $4,840,000 $15,820,000 $43,041,250
    2015 27 $9,500,000 $5,500,000 - - $2,721,250 $17,721,250 $27,221,250
    2016 28 $17,000,000 $5,500,000 - - - $22,500,000 $28,000,000
    2017 29 $16,500,000 $5,500,000 - - - $22,000,000 $5,500,000
    2018 Free agent year 30 UFA  
    • $33.5M guaruanteed (Signing Bonus + 2013-14 base)
    • $8M of 2015 base guarantees March 2014
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $3,100,000 - - - - - - $3,100,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $395,000 - $9,105,000 - - $17,400,000 - $26,900,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - - $8,745,000 - - $9,270,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $615,000 - - - $10,885,000 - - $11,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $14,500,000 - - - - - $18,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $13,000,000 - - - - $8,969 $15,008,969
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - - - - - - $9,500,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - - - - - $17,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $50,000,000 - - - - - $51,000,000
    9 seasons $38,135,000 $77,500,000 $9,105,000 - $19,630,000 $17,400,000 $8,969 $161,778,969
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - $6,500,000 $500,000 - - - $16,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - $5,500,000 $500,000 - - - $19,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - $6,000,000 $500,000 - - - $21,500,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - $10,000,000 $500,000 - - - $20,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - $10,000,000 $500,000 - - - $23,000,000
    $98,135,000 $77,500,000 $47,105,000 $2,500,000 $19,630,000 $17,400,000 $8,969 $262,278,969
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/18/2011, $7,500

      Unsportsmanlike conduct against DJ Moore (CHI)


    • TOTAL: $7,500

  • 2017 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Matthew Stafford ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Cmp Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2017 10 10 10 669 1.000 360 227 63.1 2760 12.2 19 5 98.38 21 88 0 7 177.2
    2016 16 16 16 1037 1.000 594 388 65.3 4327 11.2 24 10 93.32 37 207 2 3 279.78
    2015 16 16 16 1037 0.958 592 398 67.2 4262 10.7 32 13 96.97 44 159 1 4 289.78
    2014 16 16 16 1093 1.000 602 363 60.3 4257 11.7 22 12 85.67 43 93 2 8 251.58
    2013 16 16 16 1133 0.998 634 371 58.5 4650 12.5 29 19 84.17 36 74 2 12 279.4
    2012 16 16 16 1180 0.984 727 435 59.8 4967 11.4 20 17 79.84 35 126 4 6 275.58
    2011 16 16 16 663 421 63.5 5038 12 41 16 97.22 22 78 0 5 343.32
    2010 3 3 3 96 57 59.4 535 9.4 6 1 91.28 4 11 1 2 50.5
    2009 10 10 10 377 201 53.3 2267 11.3 13 20 60.96 20 108 2 4 125.48