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Matthew Stafford

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Quarterback Age: 32 Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2009 College: Georgia Agent(s): Tom Condon (CAA Sports)

Lions – The Athletic

  • 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 2020, Stafford will earn a base salary of $7,800,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,300,000 and a dead cap value of $32,000,000.

    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 Restructure 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 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $66,000,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-49,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $55,500,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-39,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $26,000,000 2018 Dead Cap: $40,000,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $15,500,000 2018 Dead Cap: $40,000,000 2017 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 $75,500,000 $16,500,000($67,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $75,500,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-49,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $47,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-20,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $45,500,000 2019 Dead Cap: $30,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-19,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $17,000,000 2019 Dead Cap: $30,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $13,500,000 $10,000,000 $5,500,000 $500,000 $1,200,000 $30,700,000 $55,500,000 $32,700,000($100,200,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $55,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-24,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $42,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-11,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $30,700,000 2020 Dead Cap: $24,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $17,200,000 2020 Dead Cap: $24,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $13,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $7,800,000 $10,000,000 - $500,000 $3,000,000 $21,300,000 $32,000,000 $8,300,000($108,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $32,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $32,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,300,000

    Potential Out: 2021, 4 yr, $108,500,000; $19,000,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 33 $9,500,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $500,000 $3,000,000 $33,000,000 $19,000,000 $20,000,000($128,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $20,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 34 $12,500,000 - $10,000,000 $500,000 $3,000,000 $26,000,000 $6,000,000 $23,000,000($151,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $23,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $23,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 35 - - - - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0
    2023 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $60.5M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2017 salary + 2018 salary)
    • 2018 Roster Bonus: $6.5M (due 3/16/2018)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $5.5M (fully guarantees on 3/16/2018, paid 3/17/2019)
    • 2019 salary fully guarantees on 3/16/2018
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $6M (fully guarantees on the 3/17/2019, paid 3/22/2020, converted to signing bonus 2/27/19)
    • 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
    • 2023 is a dummy/void year

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2017

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $53,000,000
    Signing Bonus $27,500,000
    Average Salary $17,666,667
    Total Guarantees $41,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $33,500,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2009-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $72,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,000,000
    Total Guarantees $41,700,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards 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
    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 $13,200,000 - - $32,700,000
    11 seasons $61,135,000 $77,500,000 $21,105,000 $1,000,000 $32,830,000 $17,400,000 $8,969 $210,978,969
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - - $500,000 - - - $8,300,000
    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
    $90,935,000 $77,500,000 $41,105,000 $2,500,000 $32,830,000 $17,400,000 $8,969 $262,278,969
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    11 seasons Player Cash Earnings $61,135,000 $77,500,000 $21,105,000 $1,000,000 $32,830,000 $17,400,000 - $210,978,969
  • Fines

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

      Unsportsmanlike conduct against DJ Moore (CHI)


    • TOTAL: $7,500

  • Transactions

    Aug 28 2017Signed a 5 year $135 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
    Oct 9 2015Fined $5,787 Uniform violation (blue cleats)
    Jul 9 2013Signed a 3 year $53 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
    Apr 26 2009Signed a 6 year $72 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Apr 25 2009Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#1 overall)
    Apr 25 2009Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#1 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 DET 8 8 8 559 50.7 291 187 64.3 2499 312.38 19 5 106.02 20 66 0 5 166.56
    2018 DET 16 16 16 1054 98.0 555 367 66.1 3777 236.06 21 11 89.9 25 71 0 6 212.18
    2017 DET 16 16 16 1035 99.1 565 371 65.7 4446 277.88 29 10 99.33 29 98 0 11 273.64
    2016 DET 16 16 16 1037 100.0 594 388 65.3 4327 270.44 24 10 93.32 37 207 2 3 279.78
    2015 DET 16 16 16 1037 95.8 592 398 67.2 4262 266.38 32 13 96.97 44 159 1 4 289.78
    2014 DET 16 16 16 1093 100.0 602 363 60.3 4257 266.06 22 12 85.67 43 93 2 8 251.58
    2013 DET 16 16 16 1133 99.8 634 371 58.5 4650 290.63 29 19 84.17 36 74 2 12 279.4
    2012 DET 16 16 16 1180 98.4 727 435 59.8 4967 310.44 20 17 79.84 35 126 4 6 275.58
    2011 DET 16 16 16 663 421 63.5 5038 314.88 41 16 97.22 22 78 0 5 343.32
    2010 DET 3 3 3 96 57 59.4 535 178.33 6 1 91.28 4 11 1 2 50.5
    2009 DET 10 10 10 377 201 53.3 2267 226.70 13 20 60.96 20 108 2 4 125.48
    Totals 149 149 149 8,128 - 5,696 3,559 62.5 41,025 275.34 256 134 - 315 1,091 14 66 2,547.80