The Matthew Stafford Contract Extension Highlights A Major Problem With the NFL

July 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford struck a major extension Tuesday. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports the 25-year-old quarterback has received a three year, $53 million extension with $41.5 million guaranteed. The Lions extension of Stafford highlights a concern for NFL franchises.
The league's most important position continues to produce record breaking salaries, and are ultimately preventing teams from keeping the plethora of talent at other positions. 
Granted, the Lions extended Stafford to save some extra money now and have the ability to renegotiate a few years down the line, as CBSSports' Will Brinson suggests. From a financial standpoint, one could understand the reasoning for the organization giving Stafford this extension now.
Yet, Stafford's contract now rivals the puzzling $108 million deal that Romo received this offseason from the Cowboys. And what have they done to show for it?
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