Matt Stafford Contract Details, Salary Cap Charges, Bonus Money, and Contract History | Over The Cap

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: 9.98%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.62
  • Total Contract Value: $135,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $27,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/57 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $60,500,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 232
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • 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

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201729$1,000,000 $1,000,000$15,500,000$0$0$0$16,500,0009.9%
201830$9,500,000 $16,000,000$10,000,000$6,500,000$500,000$0$26,500,00015.0%
201931$13,500,000 $19,000,000$10,000,000$5,500,000$500,000$0$29,500,00015.5%
202032$15,000,000$10,000,000$6,000,000$500,000$0$31,500,00015.8%
202133$9,500,000$10,000,000$10,000,000$500,000$0$30,000,000--
202234$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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Contract History

Career Earnings: $161,500,000
Years: 9
Career APY: $17,944,444
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
LionsDraftedRenegotiated20096$72,000,000$12,000,000$50,500,00070.1%$12,625,000
LionsExtensionRenegotiated20133$53,000,000$17,666,667$60,000,000113.2%$15,000,000
LionsExtensionActive20175$135,000,000$27,000,000$51,000,00037.8%$51,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Lions9$161,500,000$17,944,444$121,500,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2009Lions$3,100,000$0$0$0$0$3,100,0002.5%
2010Lions$395,000$3,480,000$9,105,000$0$0$12,980,000--
2011Lions$525,000$5,598,750$0$0$0$6,123,7505.1%
2012Lions$615,000$8,320,000$0$0$0$8,935,0007.4%
2013Lions$4,000,000 $4,000,000$13,820,000$0$0$0$17,820,00014.5%
2014Lions$2,000,000 $2,000,000$13,820,000$0$0$0$15,820,00011.9%
2015Lions$9,500,000 $8,000,000$8,221,250$0$0$0$17,721,25012.4%
2016Lions$17,000,000$5,500,000$0$0$0$22,500,00014.5%
2017Lions$1,000,000 $1,000,000$15,500,000$0$0$0$16,500,0009.9%
2018Lions$9,500,000 $16,000,000$10,000,000$6,500,000$500,000$0$26,500,00015.0%
2019Lions$13,500,000 $19,000,000$10,000,000$5,500,000$500,000$0$29,500,00015.5%
2020Lions$15,000,000$10,000,000$6,000,000$500,000$0$31,500,00015.8%
2021Lions$9,500,000$10,000,000$10,000,000$500,000$0$30,000,000--
2022Lions$12,500,000$0$10,000,000$500,000$0$23,000,000--
Total$98,135,000$114,260,000$47,105,000$2,500,000$0$262,000,000 

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201416100.0%0.0%363/60260.3%425722124585.743932.2283
20151695.7%0.0%398/59267.2%426232134497.0441593.6142
201616100.0%0.0%388/59465.3%432724103793.3372075.6232
20171699.1%0.0%351/53665.5%412326104597.127963.60117

Financial Reports

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