Matthew Stafford

Los Angeles Rams, Quarterback
Age: 36-145d (Feb 07, 1988)
Exp: 16 Years
Country: US
College: Georgia
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2009
Agent(s): Tom Condon (CAA Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$49,500,000

2024 Cash

$31,000,000

Career Earnings

$328,306,037

2022-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Matthew Stafford signed a 4 year , $160,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Rams, including $60,000,000 signing bonus, $130,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $40,000,000. In 2024, Stafford will earn a base salary of $31,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $49,500,000 and a dead cap value of $96,500,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $160,000,000
Average Salary:
$40,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$60,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$63,000,000
Total GTD:
$130,000,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2022 34 $13,500,000 6.48% $61,500,000 $61,500,000 $63,000,000
2023 35 $20,000,000 8.90% $27,500,000 $89,000,000 $106,500,000
2024 36 $49,500,000 19.38% $31,000,000 $120,000,000 $96,500,000
2025 37 $50,500,000 18.48% $32,000,000 $152,000,000 $47,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 4 YR, $152,000,000; $18,500,000 DEAD CAP
2026 38 $49,500,000 16.93% $31,000,000 $183,000,000 $18,500,000
2027 39
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Option Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2022 34 $1,500,000 $12,000,000 - - $13,500,000 6.48% $63,000,000
2023 35 $1,500,000 $12,000,000 - $6,500,000 $20,000,000 8.90% $106,500,000
2024 36 $31,000,000 $12,000,000 - $6,500,000 $49,500,000 19.38% $96,500,000
2025 37 $27,000,000 $12,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,500,000 $50,500,000 18.48% $47,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 4 YR, $152,000,000; $18,500,000 DEAD CAP
2026 38 $26,000,000 $12,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,500,000 $49,500,000 16.93% $18,500,000
2027 39
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 34 $1,500,000 $60,000,000 - - $61,500,000 $61,500,000 $61,500,000 $36,600,000
2023 35 $1,500,000 - - $26,000,000 $27,500,000 $89,000,000 $44,500,000 $30,375,000
2024 36 $31,000,000 - - - $31,000,000 $120,000,000 $40,000,000 $31,333,333
2025 37 $27,000,000 - $5,000,000 - $32,000,000 $152,000,000 $38,000,000 $31,500,000
2026 38 $26,000,000 - $5,000,000 - $31,000,000 $183,000,000 $36,600,000 $31,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $63M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
  • Another $57M fully guarantees 3/17/2023 (2023 option bonus, 2024 salary)
  • 2023 Option Bonus: $26M (must be exercised 3/15/23 - 3/17/2023, injury guaranteed at sign)
  • 2024 salary fully guarantees 3/17/2023 (injury guaranteed at sign)
  • $10M of 2025 salary fully guarantees 3/15/2024 (injury guaranteed at sign)
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $5M (3rd league day of 2025)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $5M (3rd league day of 2026)
Source: ProFootballTalk

2017-2022 Extension

Matthew Stafford signed a 5 year , $135,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including $50,000,000 signing bonus, $92,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $27,000,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $135,000,000
Average Salary:
$27,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$50,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$60,500,000
Total GTD:
$92,000,000
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2013-2017 Extension

Matthew Stafford signed a 3 year , $53,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including $27,500,000 signing bonus, $41,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,666,667.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $53,000,000
Average Salary:
$17,666,667
Signing Bonus:
$27,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$33,500,000
Total GTD:
$41,500,000
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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2009-2015 Rookie

Matthew Stafford signed a 6 year , $72,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including $48,400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,000,000.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $72,000,000
Average Salary:
$12,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$48,400,000
Total GTD:
$48,400,000
Free Agent:
2016 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$328,306,037

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2009 21
Active
$3,100,000
$3,100,000
2010 22
Active
$26,900,000
$30,000,000
2011 23
Active
$9,270,000
$39,270,000
2012 24
Active
$11,500,000
$50,770,000
2013 25
Active
$18,500,000
$69,270,000
2014 26
Active
$15,008,969
$84,278,969
2015 27
Active
$9,500,000
$93,778,969
2016 28
Active
$17,000,000
$110,778,969
2017 29
Active
$51,000,000
$161,778,969
2018 30
Active
$16,500,000
$178,278,969
2019 31
Injured
$32,700,000
$210,978,969
2020 32
Active
$8,327,068
$219,306,037
2021 33
Active
$20,000,000
$239,306,037
Champion
2022 34
Injured
$61,500,000
$300,806,037
2023 35
Active
$27,500,000
$328,306,037
Nfc Pro Bowl:QB
Total      
$328,306,037
$328,306,037
2024 36
Active
$31,000,000
2025 37
Active
$32,000,000
2026 38
Active
$31,000,000
Total
$422,306,037
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2009
21
$3,100,000
$3,100,000
$3,100,000
2010
22
$395,000
$17,400,000
$9,105,000
$26,900,000
$30,000,000
2011
23
$525,000
$8,745,000
$9,270,000
$39,270,000
2012
24
$615,000
$10,885,000
$11,500,000
$50,770,000
2013
25
$4,000,000
$14,500,000
$18,500,000
$69,270,000
2014
26
$2,000,000
$13,000,000
$8,969
$15,008,969
$84,278,969
2015
27
$9,500,000
$9,500,000
$93,778,969
2016
28
$17,000,000
$17,000,000
$110,778,969
2017
29
$1,000,000
$50,000,000
$51,000,000
$161,778,969
2018
30
$9,500,000
$6,500,000
$500,000
$16,500,000
$178,278,969
2019
31
$13,500,000
$13,200,000
$5,500,000
$500,000
$32,700,000
$210,978,969
2020
32
$7,800,000
$500,000
$27,068
$8,327,068
$219,306,037
2021
33
$9,500,000
$10,000,000
$500,000
$20,000,000
$239,306,037
2022
34
$1,500,000
$60,000,000
$61,500,000
$300,806,037
2023
35
$1,500,000
$26,000,000
$27,500,000
$328,306,037
Total
$81,435,000
$137,500,000
$32,830,000
$22,000,000
$43,400,000
$2,000,000
$9,141,037
$328,306,037
$328,306,037
2024
36
$31,000,000
$31,000,000
2025
37
$27,000,000
$5,000,000
$32,000,000
2026
38
$26,000,000
$5,000,000
$31,000,000
Total
$165,435,000
$137,500,000
$32,830,000
$32,000,000
$43,400,000
$2,000,000
$9,141,037
$422,306,037

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
12 $68,935,000 $77,500,000 $12,000,000 $32,830,000 $1,500,000 $9,141,037 $219,306,037
3 $12,500,000 $60,000,000 $10,000,000 - $500,000 - $109,000,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2019 DET 16 - 17 Back
2020 DET 9 - 9 COVID-19
2022 LAR 13 - 18 Concussion
  • Mar 19, 2022 Signed a 4 year $160 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAR)
  • Jan 30, 2021 Traded to Los Angeles (LAR) from Detroit (DET) for Jared Goff, 2023 1st round pick (#6 - traded), 2022 1st round pick (#32 - traded) and 2021 3rd round pick (#101 Ifeatu Melifonwu)
  • Aug 28, 2017 Signed a 5 year $135 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
  • Oct 09, 2015 Fined $5,787 Uniform violation (blue cleats)
  • Jul 09, 2013 Signed a 3 year $53 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
  • Apr 26, 2009 Signed a 6 year $72 million contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Apr 25, 2009 Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#1 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 18, 2011 Unsportsmanlike conduct against DJ Moore (CHI) $7,500
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Attempts Pass Completions Pass Completion % Pass Yards Pass Yards/Gm Pass Touchdowns Pass Interceptions Pass Rating Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Touchdowns Fum
2023 LAR 15 15 1,000 92.50 521 326 62.6 3,965 264.3 24 11 92.49 21 65 0 0
2022 LAR 9 9 534 79.10 303 206 68.0 2,087 231.9 10 8 87.44 13 9 1 5
2021 LAR 17 17 1,065 97.80 601 404 67.2 4,886 287.4 41 17 102.93 32 43 0 5
2020 DET 16 16 969 92.40 528 339 64.2 4,084 255.3 26 10 96.34 29 112 0 2
2019 DET 8 8 559 56.30 291 187 64.3 2,499 312.4 19 5 106.02 20 66 0 5
2018 DET 16 16 1,054 98.00 555 367 66.1 3,777 236.1 21 11 89.90 25 71 0 6
2017 DET 16 16 1,035 99.10 565 371 65.7 4,446 277.9 29 10 99.33 29 98 0 11
2016 DET 16 16 1,037 100.00 594 388 65.3 4,327 270.4 24 10 93.32 37 207 2 3
2015 DET 16 16 1,037 95.80 592 398 67.2 4,262 266.4 32 13 96.97 44 159 1 4
2014 DET 16 16 1,093 100.00 602 363 60.3 4,257 266.1 22 12 85.67 43 93 2 8
2013 DET 16 16 1,133 99.80 634 371 58.5 4,650 290.6 29 19 84.17 36 74 2 12
2012 DET 16 16 1,180 98.40 727 435 59.8 4,967 310.4 20 17 79.84 35 126 4 6
2011 DET 16 16 0 0.00 663 421 63.5 5,038 314.9 41 16 97.22 22 78 0 5
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