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Matthew Stafford contract details: Lions set record in guarantees, but save in 2017 (FEATURED NEWS ARTICLE)

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Matthew Stafford contract details: Lions set record in guarantees, but save in 2017

Those are some eye-popping numbers.

As you probably know by now, Matthew Stafford has agreed to a deal worth $ 27 million a year over five seasons. That breaks the record previously set by Derek Carr’s five-year, $ 125 million ($ 25 million/year) contract signed earlier this offseason.

But that wasn’t the only record-breaking portion of Stafford’s contract. According to Adam Schefter, Stafford’s contract also includes an unprecedented $ 92 million in guaranteed money and a signing bonus of $ 50 million.

For comparison’s sake, Derek Carr’s deal only had a $ 12.5 million signing bonus and $ 70.2 million guaranteed.

Perhaps the reason for Stafford’s high signing bonus is because of the deal he could have received by taking two consecutive years of franchise tag deals, which would have amounted to about “>

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