Matt Stafford

Quarterback

Age: 34
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 13
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $13,500,000 (6.71% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $61,500,000 (23.55% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 4.56
  • Contract Value: $160,000,000 ($40,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $63,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 7/115 at QB

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202234$1,500,000$12,000,000$0$1,500,000$13,500,0006.7%
2023 📝
March 19: Option guaranteed; 2024 base salary guaranteed
35$1,500,000$18,500,000$0$1,500,000$20,000,0008.9%
202436$31,000,000$18,500,000$0$0$49,500,00019.3%
2025 📝
March 19: Roster bonus due
37$27,000,000$18,500,000$5,000,000$0$50,500,000--
2026 📝
March 19: Roster bonus due
38$26,000,000$18,500,000$5,000,000$0$49,500,000--
Total$87,000,000$86,000,000$10,000,000$3,000,000$183,000,000

Contract Notes

Matt Stafford signed a four year extension worth $160 million with the Rams on March 19, 2022. Per PFT the contract contains $120 million in guarantees of which $63 million is guaranteed at signing. Stafford receives a $60 million signing bonus and his 2022 and 2023 base salaries are guaranteed. If Stafford is on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2023 league year his 2023 option bonus and 2024 base salary will be fully guaranteed. There are 3rd day of the league year roster bonuses in both 2025 and 2026.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$40M
$80M
$120M
$160M
20222023202420252026
Cash Due$38,500,000$27,500,000$31,000,000$32,000,000$31,000,000
Running Cash$38,500,000$66,000,000$97,000,000$129,000,000$160,000,000
Career Earnings: $299,000,000
Career APY: $23,000,000
Potential Earnings: $422,000,000
Total Guarantees: $234,550,000
Largest Cash Payment: $61,500,000 (2022)
Largest Cap Number: $50,500,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
LionsDraftedRenegotiated20096$72,000,000$12,000,000$17,050,000$50,500,00070.1%$12,625,000
LionsExtensionRenegotiated20133$53,000,000$17,666,667$33,500,000$60,000,000113.2%$15,000,000
LionsExtensionTraded20175$135,000,000$27,000,000$60,500,000$108,500,00080.4%$27,125,000
RamsExtensionExtended20175$135,000,000$27,000,000$60,500,000$20,000,00014.8%$20,000,000
RamsExtensionActive20224$160,000,000$40,000,000$63,000,000$60,000,00037.5%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Lions12$219,000,000$18,250,000$200,000,0000.0%$19,000,0000.0%
Rams1$80,000,000$80,000,000$20,000,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2009Lions$3,100,000$0$0$0$0$3,100,0002.5%$3,100,000
2010Lions$395,000$3,480,000$9,105,000$0$0$12,980,000--$26,900,000
2011Lions$525,000$5,598,750$0$0$0$6,123,7505.1%$9,000,000
2012Lions$615,000$8,320,000$0$0$0$8,935,0007.4%$11,500,000
2013Lions$4,000,000$13,820,000$0$0$4,000,000$17,820,00014.7%$31,500,000
2014Lions$2,000,000$13,820,000$0$0$2,000,000$15,820,00012.0%$2,000,000
2015Lions$9,500,000$8,221,250$0$0$8,000,000$17,721,25012.3%$9,500,000
2016Lions$17,000,000$5,500,000$0$0$0$22,500,00014.4%$17,000,000
2017Lions$1,000,000$15,500,000$0$0$1,000,000$16,500,0009.8%$51,000,000
2018Lions$9,500,000$10,000,000$6,500,000$500,000$16,000,000$26,500,00014.6%$16,500,000
2019Lions$13,500,000$11,200,000$5,500,000$500,000$19,000,000$30,700,00015.8%$19,500,000
2020Lions$7,800,000$13,000,000$6,000,000$500,000$0$21,300,0009.9%$21,500,000
2021Rams$9,500,000$0$10,000,000$500,000$10,000,000$20,000,00010.7%$20,000,000
2022Rams$1,500,000$12,000,000$0$0$1,500,000$13,500,0006.7%$61,500,000
2023Rams$1,500,000$18,500,000$0$0$1,500,000$20,000,0008.9%$27,500,000
2024Rams$31,000,000$18,500,000$0$0$0$49,500,00019.3%$31,000,000
2025Rams$27,000,000$18,500,000$5,000,000$0$0$50,500,000--$32,000,000
2026Rams$26,000,000$18,500,000$5,000,000$0$0$49,500,000--$31,000,000
Total$165,435,000$194,460,000$47,105,000$2,000,000$63,000,000$403,000,000$422,000,000
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Lions2021$19,000,000$0
Total$19,000,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201116----98.0%0.0%421/66363.5%503841163697.222783.5051
201216----98.4%0.0%435/72759.8%496720172979.8351263.6464
2013160099.8%0.0%371/63458.5%465029192384.237691.92124
20141600100.0%0.0%363/60260.3%425722124585.743932.2283
2015160095.7%0.0%398/59267.2%426232134497.0441593.6142
20161600100.0%0.0%388/59465.3%432724103793.3372075.6232
2017160099.1%0.0%351/53665.5%412326104597.127963.60117
2018160098.0%0.0%367/55566.1%377721114089.925712.8064
201988050.7%0.0%187/29164.3%249919518106.020663.3053
2020160092.4%0.0%339/52864.2%408426103896.3291123.9000
2021170097.8%0.0%404/60167.2%4886411730102.932431.3000

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$29,944,000$40,000,000
Injury Adjusted$29,944,000$40,000,000
test
OTC Valuation $6.3M $12.7M $19M $25.3M $31.6M APY $8.4M $16.8M $25.1M $33.5M $41.9M $22,953,000 $9,375,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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