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Lions’ Stafford Becomes Highest Paid NFL Player

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford. Photo: Paul Sancya/AP

According to what is labelled the richest deal in NFL history, the Detroit Lions, according to The Associated Press, will pay quarterback Matthew Stafford $135 million to keep him under contract through the 2022 season.

The 29-year-old was entering the last year of his $53 million, three-year deal. Stafford got more than the $125 million, five-year contract the Oakland Raiders gave Derek Carr this summer.

This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.

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