Matt Stafford

Quarterback

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $26,500,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 14.60%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $16,500,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 11.47%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.62
  • Total Contract Value: $135,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $27,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/31 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $60,500,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 232
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 10
  • Entry: 2009 Draft, Round 1, #1 overall (Lions)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Matt Stafford signed a five year, $135 million contract extension with the Detroit Lions on August 29, 2017. These contract details come from a report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.  Stafford received $92 million guaranteed, $60.5 million of which is fully guaranteed at signing. The guarantee includes a $50 million signing bonus and his 2017 and 2018 base salaried. If Stafford is on the Lions roster on the 3rd day of the 2018 league year a $6.5 million 2018 roster bonus,  $5.5 million 2019 roster bonus and his 2019 base salary will all become fully guaranteed. If on the roster the 3rd day of the 2019 league year a $6 million roster bonus due in 2020 will become fully guaranteed. There are also annual workout bonuses of $500,000.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 29 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $15,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $16,500,000 9.9%
2018 30 $9,500,000 $16,000,000 $10,000,000 $6,500,000 $500,000 $0 $26,500,000 15.0%
2019 31 $13,500,000 $19,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,500,000 $500,000 $0 $29,500,000 15.5%
2020 32 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $6,000,000 $500,000 $0 $31,500,000 15.8%
2021 33 $9,500,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $500,000 $0 $30,000,000 --
2022 34 $12,500,000 $0 $10,000,000 $500,000 $0 $23,000,000 --
Total $61,000,000 $55,500,000 $38,000,000 $2,500,000 $0 $157,000,000
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Career Earnings: $178,000,000
Career APY: $17,800,000
Potential Earnings: $262,000,000
Total Guarantees: $111,050,000
Largest Cash Payment: $51,000,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $31,500,000 (2020)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Lions Drafted Renegotiated 2009 6 $72,000,000 $12,000,000 $17,050,000 $50,500,000 70.1% $12,625,000
Lions Extension Renegotiated 2013 3 $53,000,000 $17,666,667 $33,500,000 $60,000,000 113.2% $15,000,000
Lions Extension Active 2017 5 $135,000,000 $27,000,000 $60,500,000 $67,500,000 50.0% $33,750,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Lions 10 $178,000,000 $17,800,000 $148,000,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2009 Lions $3,100,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,100,000 2.5% $3,100,000
2010 Lions $395,000 $3,480,000 $9,105,000 $0 $0 $12,980,000 -- $26,900,000
2011 Lions $525,000 $5,598,750 $0 $0 $0 $6,123,750 5.1% $9,000,000
2012 Lions $615,000 $8,320,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,935,000 7.4% $11,500,000
2013 Lions $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $13,820,000 $0 $0 $0 $17,820,000 14.5% $31,500,000
2014 Lions $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $13,820,000 $0 $0 $0 $15,820,000 11.9% $2,000,000
2015 Lions $9,500,000 $8,000,000 $8,221,250 $0 $0 $0 $17,721,250 12.4% $9,500,000
2016 Lions $17,000,000 $5,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $22,500,000 14.5% $17,000,000
2017 Lions $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $15,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $16,500,000 9.9% $51,000,000
2018 Lions $9,500,000 $16,000,000 $10,000,000 $6,500,000 $500,000 $0 $26,500,000 15.0% $16,500,000
2019 Lions $13,500,000 $19,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,500,000 $500,000 $0 $29,500,000 15.5% $19,500,000
2020 Lions $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $6,000,000 $500,000 $0 $31,500,000 15.8% $21,500,000
2021 Lions $9,500,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $500,000 $0 $30,000,000 -- $20,000,000
2022 Lions $12,500,000 $0 $10,000,000 $500,000 $0 $23,000,000 -- $23,000,000
Total $98,135,000 $114,260,000 $47,105,000 $2,500,000 $0 $262,000,000   $262,000,000

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Passing Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special Comp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRating AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2011 16 98.0% 0.0%421/66363.5%503841163697.222783.5051
2012 16 98.4% 0.0%435/72759.8%496720172979.8351263.6464
2013 16 99.8% 0.0%371/63458.5%465029192384.237691.92124
2014 16 100.0% 0.0%363/60260.3%425722124585.743932.2283
2015 16 95.7% 0.0%398/59267.2%426232134497.0441593.6142
2016 16 100.0% 0.0%388/59465.3%432724103793.3372075.6232
2017 16 99.1% 0.0%351/53665.5%412326104597.127963.60117
2018 16 98.0% 0.0%367/55566.1%377721114089.925712.8064

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average