Lions Reportedly Far Apart In Contract Talks With QB Matthew Stafford

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions' started by SRW, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has maintained his team has a contingency plan if they cannot rework quarterback Matthew Stafford's contract this offseason.

    We may find out what Plan B is very soon.

    NFL Network's reporter Albert Breer said he does not expect Stafford to have a new deal anytime soon, which shows how far apart both sides currently are in negotiations.

    Breer tweeted: "On big QB cap #'s left - Been told Peyton & Rivers won't be restructured. With Stafford, it'd only be thru a new deal. That won't come soon."

    Stafford's contract does not expire until after the 2015 season and he's slated to earn $12 million in 2013 (salary cap hit is $20.3 million), $11 million in 2014 ($19.3 million salary cap hit) and $15 million in 2015 ($17.7 million salary cap number). While restructuring would help Detroit compete in free agency, there is no sense of urgency on Stafford's end from a business perspective.


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