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Matthew Stafford to Detroit Lions, But at What Cost?

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

The Detroit Lions have selected Matthew Stafford with their first overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.  Stafford signed a six-year deal worth $41.7 million guaranteed.  The deal could be worth as much as $78 million dollars.

This deal mean that Stafford will be making more money that Matt Ryan. 

The question that should be asked right now is whether the Lions made another big draft day mistake.

Matt Ryan proved last season that he is a franchise quarterback that is worth a lot of money.  The Lions have decided that Stafford is better than that.

This is a huge problem.  Matthew Stafford hasn't played a down in the NFL and could be the next Joey Harrington, David Carr, o...

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