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Detroit Lions Select Stafford, New Era Begins

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Just as many began to wonder what role artificial deadlines might play in the Lions looming draft decision, GM Martin Mayhew and the front office have reportedly laid the cornerstone of their new era.

While official word is yet to come, the Detroit Lions, fierce new logo and all, have agreed in principle with the agents for Georgia junior quarterback Matthew Stafford on a six-year contract, putting not only the quarterback, but also the man making the call, squarely on the spot.  The numbers are staggering.

Debate about the logic behind wages for NFL rookies aside, the reported dollar amounts in the Stafford deal are staggering on most any scale.  Stafford's contract broke the recently set NFL record for mo...

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