Matthew Stafford RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matthew Stafford ‘would love’ to play for Lions long term

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is signed with his team through the 2017 NFL season. But he would like to keep playing in Detroit for many more years to come. Stafford will be finishing out the three-year, $53 million contract extension he signed in 2013. He is still just 29 years..." April 18

  • Matthew Stafford could break the bank, if he wants

    Pro Football Talk "If the Lions hope to extend quarterback Matthew Stafford’s contract, they’d be wise to get it done before the season starts. With a base salary of $16.5 million and a cap charge of $22 million for 2017, Stafford will have plenty of leverage if he gets through the season without a new deal. At..." April 14

  • Lions say the right things about Matthew Stafford contract talks

    Detroit Free Press "Naturally, the question of where things stand with Matthew Stafford’s contract extension came up at the Lions’ season-ticket holder summit Thursday. And naturally, general manager Bob Quinn didn’t shed much light on the process. “It’s not done yet,” Quinn said in front of 3,765 season-ticket..." April 14

  • Lions Open Extension Talks With QB Matthew Stafford

    NFL Trade Rumors "Lions GM Bob Quinn said the team is in the early stages of long-term extension discussions with QB Matthew Stafford. “Takes two sides to do a deal and we’re working towards that,” Quinn said, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN. Two weeks ago, Quinn said that the team has spoken with Stafford’s..." April 13

  • Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford, wife Kelly welcome baby twins

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford can add diaper duty to his off-season workout routine. Stafford's wife Kelly wrote in an Instagram post today that she gave birth to the couple's twin daughters on March 31. "First night out as a mom and dad!" Kelly Stafford wrote under a picture of..." April 09

  • Lions G.M. on Matthew Stafford extension: We’re working on it

    Pro Football Talk "Lions G.M. Bob Quinn says he has his franchise quarterback in place, and now wants to keep him in place for years to come. Quinn said on PFT Live that Matthew Stafford, who has one year and a $16.5 million salary left on his current contract, is due for an extension. “We’ve begun a few..." March 28

  • Matthew Stafford: Contract extension out of my hands

    ESPN "Quarterback Matthew Stafford says discussions about a contract extension with the Detroit Lions have not started yet and that whether a deal gets done in the offseason is not up to him. "It's up to the people upstairs and the Fords and whether they want to or not," Stafford said Monday during..." January 09

  • Finger injury began a big decline for Matthew Stafford

    Pro Football Talk "Three-fourths of the way through the NFL season, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was often named as a candidate for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. With the Lions backing into the playoffs on the heels of their third consecutive loss, Stafford no longer looks like an MVP. Early in the..." January 02

  • Stafford becomes fastest player to reach 30,000 passing yards

    Michigan Live "In the biggest regular-season game of his career, Matthew Stafford continued his assault on the NFL record book. Stafford opened the Detroit Lions' division championship game against the Green Bay Packers by becoming the fastest quarterback in league history to 30,000 passing yards. He got..." January 02

  • Lions' Stafford will wear slightly different glove vs. Cowboys

    Detroit News "You won’t be able to tell the difference looking at it, but Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will be wearing a slightly different glove this week when the team takes on the Dallas Cowboys. The new glove will still cover just his injured middle finger, but the material will be..." December 23

  • Matthew Stafford on Pro Bowl snub: “I don’t care”

    Pro Football Talk "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford isn’t particularly concerned about not being chosen to the Pro Bowl. Asked today why he thinks he wasn’t selected despite playing well this year, Stafford shrugged it off. “I don’t know,” Stafford said. “And I don’t care.” Not being chosen isn’t..." December 22

  • Matthew Stafford’s likely will wear a modified glove

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is working through options on what -- if anything -- to wear on his dislocated middle finger for Sunday's game against the New York Giants (1 p.m., Fox). For now, the glove of choice appears to be a mostly fingerless one that helps him grip the..." December 18

  • Stafford unsure if he’ll wear a glove, confident finger will be OK

    Pro Football Talk "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford doesn’t sound overly concerned about the dislocated middle finger on his throwing hand. Talking to reporters today, Stafford said he’s unsure if he’ll need to wear a glove for Sunday’s game against the Giants, but whether he does or doesn’t he thinks he’ll be..." December 14

  • Matthew Stafford: This finger injury not as bad as in 2011

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford played through a finger injury before, and not especially well. But the Detroit Lions' quarterback said Monday on "The Mitch Albom Show" that the injury he suffered to his right middle finger in Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears is not as serious as the one he dealt with in..." December 13

  • Matthew Stafford will play through hand injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered what sounds like a fairly serious hand injury on Sunday, but it is not expected to keep him out of any games. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell did not get into detail about Stafford’s injury during his press conference on Monday. He did, however,..." December 12

  • Stafford has dislocated finger, torn ligaments in throwing hand

    Michigan Live "Matthew Stafford showed up for his postgame press conference dressed a little more casually than normal, sporting a plain white T-shirt under a peacoat and light scarf. Oh, and a splint wrapped in gauze on his throwing hand. It turns out Stafford dislocated the middle finger and tore..." December 12

  • Stafford injures finger, stays in game with gloves

    Pro Football Talk "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is playing through an injury to a finger on his throwing hand. Stafford appeared to bang his right middle finger on the helmet of Bears pass rusher Leonard Floyd in the first quarter of today’s game in Detroit. On the sideline after the series he put gloves on..." December 11

  • Why Matthew Stafford is MVP

    CBS Sports "If I had to give an MVP award with the season essentially three-quarters complete, I would go with Matthew Stafford. He is flat out making plays all over the field, from four different arm slots, to a whole bunch of receivers on a team that doesn't have a running back. Stafford put on another..." December 05

  • Nick Fairley appears to take cheap shot at Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Free Press "There's no love lost between former teammates, apparently. While stepping over Matthew Stafford after a sack, former Detroit Lions and current New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley took a cheap shot to the face of the Lions' quarterback. The moment was captured by the Fox TV cameras...." December 04

  • Joe Theismann: Kirk Cousins better than Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford

    Sportsnaut "Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is a huge fan of current Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has been on fire of late. “I think he’s been playing fantastic football,” Theismann said, via TMZ Sports. “The thing about Kirk, and about the position, really, is how..." November 22

  • Lions’ Matthew Stafford on target for lower pick rate

    Detroit News "Matthew Stafford is getting wiser as he gets older. It’s not about sage advice for his Lions teammates or doing anything out of the ordinary. It’s just about making better decisions. The wild, up-for-grabs heaves to Calvin Johnson are a thing of the past. Instead, Stafford has morphed into a..." November 19

  • Lions' Matthew Stafford denies lofty contract demands

    Detroit News "Reports surfaced this week that Matthew Stafford is seeking a contract extension valued at $25 million per season. That information came as a surprise to the Detroit Lions quarterback. "It was news to me, to tell you the truth," Stafford said. "Hadn’t obviously had any thoughts of that in my..." November 17

  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford, wife Kelly expecting twins

    Detroit News "Last month, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford announced the couple were expecting their first child. On Friday, the news got doubly exciting with the Stafford family sharing they will be welcoming twins this spring. "Surprise... we are having two for the price of one,"..." November 13

  • Lions' Matthew Stafford wants to be the NFL's next $25 million quarterback

    CBS Sports "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford earned midseason MVP chatter in leading his team beyond what many expected, and with his contract set to expire in 2017, he will explore an extension with Detroit after the season. Stafford's agents will seek a deal that would top Aaron Rodgers at $25 million per..." November 13

  • Could Matt Stafford be the NFL’s next highest-paid player?

    The Sports Daily "The Matthew Stafford hype train has left the building, folks. For some odd reason, Stafford looks better than ever this year with 1,914 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions on a 68.1 completion percentage through seven games despite the departure of Calvin Johnson. This has..." October 28

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