The New England Patriots recently extended quarterback Tom Brady to help their salary cap number, and the Detroit Lions are hoping to
complete a similar move with Matthew Stafford. The Lions have begun talks with
Stafford on a contract extension, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
Talks are still in the preliminary stage, as nothing is
pressing at this point, according to Breer.
This is a largely expected move. Lions’ president Tom Lewand
said earlier this month that the team wanted to reach an agreement on a new
deal with the 25-year-old Stafford. While he told reporters that the team’s
goal of extending Stafford was to ensure he’s their quarterback for a long
time, it also offers a short-term fix for the salary cap.
Stafford is set to earn $12 million in 2013, but his cap hit
is a whopping $20.3 million. This is the third-highest in the NFL, behind only
the Manning brothers.
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