Recently, the Detroit Lions broke the bank to re-sign quarterback Matthew Stafford to a new five-year contract that will pay him $92 million guaranteed. Stafford’s new deal will put him ahead of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as the league’s highest paid player. However, there have been folks in the media that have expressed that the Lions front office is overpaying for the services of Matthew Stafford. Listen to First Take’s Stephen A. Smith below.
My response to that is if you do not re-sign this guy to a new contract, then who else can you bring in to take his place? The answer is no one unless it’s Colin Kaepernick. Colin is a pretty good quarterback when he is surrounded by a solid coaching staff. But that’s an another topic for a different day.
The Lions re-signing Matthew Stafford to a new contract was complete a no-brainer. With Stafford at the helm, the Lions have made the postseason on three different occasions. The re-signing of Matthew Stafford is not like the Dolphins signing the unproven Ryan Tannehill to a new deal or the Bears overpaying for Mike Glennon in the offseason.
Matthew Stafford presents the best chance for the Lions to dethrone Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North Division because fellow members within that conference do not stand a chance against the “bad man” in the North.
Now that the team has secured their future at the quarterback position, the front office can now focus on improving other areas that will take this ball club to the next level.
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