• After four years, Matthew Stafford’s mechanics still an issue

    Summary of 31 articles · Updated Jul 12, 2013
    • Matthew Stafford: Three cap-friendly years

      Details of Matthew Stafford's contract agreement with the Detroit Lions, which emerged Thursday morning, provide new clarity on the Lions' five-year roadmap while also suggesting the timing of their next flashpoint. In the short term, the Lions gained $…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Matthew Stafford isn't worth money Lions paid him, Donovan McNabb says

      Donovan McNabb: 'Is he worth top-five money? I would have to say no. I say that because it's about wins and losses, and what has he really done for the Detroit Lions? Nothing.'
    • Lions want to keep extending their own players

      The news of quarterback Matthew Stafford’s contract extension with the Lions means that Stafford should continue quarterbacking the Lions through the 2017 season, but he wasn’t the only player impacted by the deal. With Stafford’s cap number more manage…
    • Stafford deal could complicate Ryan talks

      As quarterback contracts go, the execution of new deals by Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, and Matthew Stafford puts one fairly big name on deck. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has one year left on his rookie contract, which (absent an extension) w…
    • Stafford's present and Bradford's future

      One year separated Sam Bradford from Matthew Stafford, quarterbacks selected first overall in the NFL draft. One year could also separate their contract extensions. The comparisons came into focus for Bradford and the St. Louis Rams after Stafford reach…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Stafford and the road to $200 million

      It will take a day or so for the full details to filter out of the Detroit Lions' contract agreement with quarterback Matthew Stafford. In the meantime, it's worth amassing what we already know and wondering whether Stafford will approach and surpass a …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • NFC South afternoon update

      Time for an afternoon run through the NFC South headlines: ATLANTA FALCONS The news that Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are finalizing a three-year contract extension worth about $18 million per year is nothing but a positive for Atlanta’s Matt …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Stafford gets $27.5 million to sign under his new deal

      The deal isn’t done yet. When it is, and barring a dramatic, last-minute change, Stafford will earn $27.5 million with the stroke of a pen. That’s the signing bonus he’ll receive on his three-year extension, per a source with knowledge of the terms. Sta…
    • Lions' Matthew Stafford is 16th-best QB in NFL, ESPN's Jaworski says

      Stafford completed 435 of 727 passes for 4,967 yards and 20 TD last season. His passer rating of 79.8 ranked 22nd in the NFL.
      Source: detnews.com
  • Inside the Lions' TD drop-off in 2012

    John McTigue's statistical analysis of Matthew Stafford's contract extension adds an illuminating level to Stafford's drop-off in touchdown passes during the 2012 season. Remember, Stafford threw 41 in 2011 and 20 last year. McTigue: "Bad luck also…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • BBAO: Using the Lions' new cap space

    We're Black and Blue All Over: At last check, the Detroit Lions had just under $2 million in salary cap space available. That figure surely increased this week after the team signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to a contract extension. (Details to come …
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Rookie contracts still haunt Lions

    The Detroit Lions have made it two-thirds of the way through treating a rare but asphyxiating condition: They were the NFL's worst team when the rookie pay scale was most crippling to the teams with high first-round draft choices. After finishing 3-13 i…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Bonus Bytes: Ron Jaworski analyzes Sam Bradford

    The ESPN analyst likes a lot of what he sees in the Rams' fourth-year quarterback but wants to see Bradford reduce mistakes
    Source: stltoday.com

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