Matthew Stafford will become the highest-paid player in NFL history. According to an ESPN source, the quarterback has reached an agreement with the Detroit Lions and is going to sign a new five-year, $ 135 million ($ 426.91 million) bond.
The deal will average $ 27 million per season, leaving behind Derek Carr, who has renewed with the Oakland Raiders last month, securing $ 25 million ($ 79.06 million) per annum.
In addition, according to reporter Adam Schefter, the new Lions shirt 9 deal is expected to have $ 92 million (R $ 290.93 million) guaranteed, including a $ 50 million ($ 158.12 million) bonus on signature of the contract. By then, the highest guaranteed amount in an NFL contract is $ 87 million ($ 275.12 million) by Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts.
The Lions reported Monday night that they reached an agreement with Sttaford, but did not reveal the hit values. At age 29, the quarterback leads almost all the passes statistics in franchise history.
According to Spotrac , the player earned $ 110.7 million in the first eight years in the league, and now will more than double that amount.