Is Stafford worth the money?

Matt Stafford signed a contract this off-season to make him the highest paid player in the NFL. Is he worth his weight in money?


Matt Stafford signed a contract last offseason to make him the highest paid player in the NFL. He is set to make $135 million over the next five years, $50 million being guaranteed on a signing bonus and the other $85 million to be paid out across 5 years. In the

With the Lions starting the season 2-0, Stafford has certainly started making a case for why he's worth his salary. Stafford is obviously an upper-echelon QB and has been known throughout the league for his fourth quarter comebacks. However, does that alone make him worthy of being the highest paid player in the league?

I can just tell watching him on tape what a great competitor he is, how he tries to make every play perfect, and sometimes that might get him in trouble. But most of the time he keeps plays alive, competes, holds the ball until the very last second. Obviously, he can make every kind of throw there is back-shoulder throws, beat down the field, in tight windows, touch throws. Hes been fun to watch.

Let us know what you think below: Is Matt Stafford overpaid or does he deserve his contract?


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