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The Matthew Stafford Experiment: Side Effects May Vary

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

As I'm sure we all know by now, the Lions have officially chosen Matthew Stafford as their No. 1 overall pick in the draft.  He is guaranteed $41.7 million, but beyond that, his contract gets murky.  Multiple sites, including SI.com and ESPN.com, seem to have multiple opinions on his contract's overall worth.

However, this article is not about the amount of money Matt Stafford is due.  This article is about the effects the signing will have, both on the Lions and the rest of the league.

1. The Lions Now Have a Face of the Franchise

Last year, the 0-16 Lions were a mess, to say the very least.  They were in desperate need of someone to represent all the franchise stood for.  This y...

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