Matthew Stafford signs four-year extension with Rams worth $160 million

During an offseason when quarterbacks change addresses — Deshaun Watson to Cleveland, Russell Wilson to Denver, Carson Wentz to Washington, Mitchell Trubisky to Pittsburgh – the Super Bowl champions rely on stability.

The Aries locked up Matthew Stafford The team announced on Saturday a four-year contract extension reportedly worth up to $160 million, with $135 million guaranteed. The contract could be the last for the 34-year-old.

Stafford, who spent his first 12 seasons in Detroit, helped lead Los Angeles to game-changing drives in the Divisional Round (via the Bucs), the NFC Championship (via the 49ers) and the Super Bowl (via the Bengals). to win the Rams championship on their home field at SoFi Stadium in his first season with the organization.

Stafford was heading into the final season of a five-year, $135 million deal he signed with the Lions in 2017. He’s getting an upgrade from $27 million per season to $40 million per year.

Matthew Stafford threw 41 touchdowns last season and led the Rams to a Super Bowl title.
Matthew Stafford threw 41 touchdowns last season and led the Rams to a Super Bowl title.
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The top quarterbacks are bucking, and Stafford will now be the fifth-highest earner per season with Dallas’ Dak Prescott. Aaron Rodgers tops the list with just over $50 million, while Deshaun Watson is set to make $46 million, Patrick Mahomes $45 million and Josh Allen $43 million.

Stafford has been an MVP contender for most of the season, and while he may not be a top-3 QB — he led the NFL with 17 interceptions last season — he’s proven he belongs among the game’s elite.

In his first season with coach Sean McVay, Stafford threw for the third most yards (4,886), the second most touchdowns (41), and finished with the sixth-best quarterback rating (102.9) in the NFL.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/19/matthew-stafford-signs-four-year-160-million-extension-with-rams/ Matthew Stafford signs four-year extension with Rams worth $160 million

JOE HERNANDEZ

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