“Aggressive start,” Stafford recently cracked.
The Lions, likewise, made an aggressive move to keep their franchise quarterback around for many more years with the richest contract in NFL history.
Stafford agreed to a $135 million extension, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team announced the five-year deal keeps Stafford under contract through the 2022 season.