The Lions are reportedly close to a deal that will keep franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford in town for the next five years.

Stafford has two years remaining on his contract, and a three-year extension of $53 million will give him about $76.5 million through 2017, according to ProFootballTalk.com.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the deal being close to completion.

Stafford will only be 29 when the reported extension is done, so he likely will be up for one more big contract.