May 22, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during organized team activities at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford Come To Terms On Contract Extension

The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed on a contract extension that will keep Stafford around till 2017. Per Pro Football Talk, it is a 3-year extension that is worth $53 million. He was set to become a free agent at the end of the 2014 season.

The deal frees up over $7 million in cap space in the next couple of seasons.

Stafford should share some of that dough with Calvin Johnson. It definitely pays to have a receiver of that status to throw to. You just need to get the football near him and he will come down with it.

This definitely is a good deal for the Detroit Lions. They lock up their quarterback and don’t have to worry about going into free agency in a couple of seasons. Stafford is a solid quarterback and those are not easy to come by these days.

With some of the saved money in cap space, the Lions could look at adding John Abraham for their defense now. That should help out the team even more.

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