Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford just cashed in on a mega-contract with the team. Some believe Stafford deserves the massive extension because of his statistical output over the past few years and his potential for the future.
Others, such as former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, say Stafford has not earned the contract. Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk has the quote:
“It’s about wins and losses again,” McNabb said on NFL Network, via MLive.com. “Now, as a quarterback and as Matt Stafford, hey, I would take that contract just like Tony Romo took his contract. But is he worth top 5 money? I would have to say no. And I say that because it’s about wins and losses. What has he really done for the Detroit Lions? Nothing.”
The Spin: No. 5 is going to receive a lot of flack for this one, but he is right in a way. Stafford has not done much in the win column, especially against top-tier opposition.
That said, the Lions are paying Stafford on the basis he will continue to develop and perform better. He should be focusing his criticism on that rather than what Stafford has earned.
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