Matt Stafford

Quarterback

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $21,300,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 9.76%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $21,500,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 15.19%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.01
  • Total Contract Value: $135,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $27,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 10/118 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $60,500,000
  • Age: 32
  • 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: $204,700,000
Career APY: $18,609,091
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$94,200,00069.8%$31,400,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Lions11$204,700,000$18,609,091$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%$19,500,000
2020Lions$7,800,000$13,000,000$6,000,000$500,000$0$21,300,00010.7%$21,500,000
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
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

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$9,092,000$27,000,000
Injury Adjusted$20,517,063$13,500,000
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OTC Valuation $4.9M $9.7M $14.6M $19.5M $24.4M APY $5.8M $11.7M $17.5M $23.3M $29.2M $20,316,000 $21,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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