Matt Stafford

Quarterback

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $30,700,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 15.81%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $25,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 13.21%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.83
  • Total Contract Value: $135,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $27,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 10/117 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $60,500,000
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 232
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 11
  • Entry: 2009 Draft, Round 1, #1 overall (Lions)
  • Year Signed: 2017 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $9,092,000

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.

Stafford restructured his contract in 2109 converting $13.2 million of his 2020 salary and roster bonuses into a signing bonus. The move saved the Lions $9 million in cap space in 2020 while increasing his cap charge by $3 million in the remaining contract years. The team also included a void year for salary cap purposes.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201729$1,000,000$15,500,000$0$0$1,000,000$16,500,0009.9%
201830$9,500,000$10,000,000$6,500,000$500,000$16,000,000$26,500,00015.0%
2019 📝
March 17: $6 million 2020 roster bonus becomes guaranteed
March 17: $5.5 million roster bonus due
31$13,500,000$11,200,000$5,500,000$500,000$19,000,000$30,700,00016.3%
202032$7,800,000$13,000,000$6,000,000$500,000$0$21,300,00010.7%
2021 📝
March 17: $10 million roster bonus due
33$9,500,000$13,000,000$10,000,000$500,000$0$33,000,000--
2022 📝
March 17: $10 million roster bonus due
34$12,500,000$3,000,000$10,000,000$500,000$0$26,000,000--
202335$0$3,000,000$0$0$0$3,000,000--
Total$53,800,000$68,700,000$38,000,000$2,500,000$36,000,000$157,000,000
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Career Earnings: $210,700,000
Career APY: $19,154,545
Potential Earnings: $262,000,000
Total Guarantees: $111,050,000
Largest Cash Payment: $51,000,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $33,000,000 (2021)

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
LionsExtensionActive20175$135,000,000$27,000,000$60,500,000$100,200,00074.2%$33,400,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Lions11$210,700,000$19,154,545$178,700,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap 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$17,820,00014.5%$31,500,000
2014Lions$2,000,000$13,820,000$0$0$2,000,000$15,820,00011.9%$2,000,000
2015Lions$9,500,000$8,221,250$0$0$8,000,000$17,721,25012.4%$9,500,000
2016Lions$17,000,000$5,500,000$0$0$0$22,500,00014.5%$17,000,000
2017Lions$1,000,000$15,500,000$0$0$1,000,000$16,500,0009.9%$51,000,000
2018Lions$9,500,000$10,000,000$6,500,000$500,000$16,000,000$26,500,00015.0%$16,500,000
2019Lions$13,500,000$11,200,000$5,500,000$500,000$19,000,000$30,700,00016.3%$25,500,000
2020Lions$7,800,000$13,000,000$6,000,000$500,000$0$21,300,00010.7%$15,500,000
2021Lions$9,500,000$13,000,000$10,000,000$500,000$0$33,000,000--$20,000,000
2022Lions$12,500,000$3,000,000$10,000,000$500,000$0$26,000,000--$23,000,000
2023Lions$0$3,000,000$0$0$0$3,000,000--$0
Total$90,935,000$127,460,000$47,105,000$2,500,000$50,000,000$262,000,000$262,000,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201116----98.0%0.0%421/66363.5%503841163697.222783.5051
201216----98.4%0.0%435/72759.8%496720172979.8351263.6464
201316----99.8%0.0%371/63458.5%465029192384.237691.92124
201416----100.0%0.0%363/60260.3%425722124585.743932.2283
201516----95.7%0.0%398/59267.2%426232134497.0441593.6142
201616----100.0%0.0%388/59465.3%432724103793.3372075.6232
201716----99.1%0.0%351/53665.5%412326104597.127963.60117
201816----98.0%0.0%367/55566.1%377721114089.925712.8064
201988050.7%0.0%187/29164.3%249919518106.020663.3053