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Report: Stafford, Lions agree to three-year extension

New deal worth $53 million with $43 million guaranteed
07/09/2013 4:19 PM ET
By Mike Tanowitz
The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension worth $53 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

With the extension, Stafford will make a total of $76 million over the next five years, including $43 million guaranteed. He was scheduled to make $12.5 million this season and carry a cap hit of nearly $21 million.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2009, Stafford only started 13 games in his first two NFL seasons due to injuries but has started every game over the last two seasons, throwing for 10,005 yards and 61 touchdowns to go along with an 88.1 QB rating.

Stafford already owns Detroit’s single-season records for passing yards, touchdowns, completions and attempts, and could break Bobby Layne’s career passing mark as early as this season.

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