John Matthew Stafford, an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League, was born on February 7, 1988. (NFL).
He was a first-team All-American in college at Georgia and was taken first overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Stafford is third all-time in passing yards per game and was the fastest NFL player to achieve 40,000 yards. He ranks in the top 20 all-time in pass attempts, completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns.
Stafford had a breakout season in 2011 as the Lions’ primary starter from 2009 to 2020, when he became the fourth NFL quarterback to throw for over 5,000 yards in a single season while leading the team to their first playoff berth since 1999.
In 2014 and 2016, he led Detroit to two more postseason appearances, winning Pro Bowl honors in the first and setting the NFL season record for most comeback wins in the second. Stafford was moved to the Rams for the 2021 season after mutually agreeing to separate ways with the Lions.
Matthew Stafford Contract
In April 2008, Stafford was predicted to be the #1 choice in the 2009 NFL Draft by various NFL analysts if he intended to leave school early. He eventually did, and one day before the draft, on April 24, 2009, he agreed to record contract terms with the Detroit Lions to become the first overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
The six-year contract allegedly included $41.7 million in guaranteed money (the largest in NFL history until quarterback Sam Bradford inked a deal with $50 million guaranteed on July 30, 2010) and a total value of up to $78 million. On April 24, 2009, less than 24 hours before the draft, Detroit reached an agreement with Stafford.
Matthew Stafford Salary
Stafford’s basic salary in 2021 is $9.5 million, with a $12.5 million base salary in 2022 and a $10 million roster bonus. His cap hits in 2021 and 2022 are $20 million and $23 million, respectively, which are extremely low for a quarterback of Stafford’s caliber.
Matthew Stafford Net Worth
Mathew Stafford Net Worth is estimated to be around $80 Million
Matthew Stafford College
Stafford graduated early from high school and enrolled at the University of Georgia in January when he became the Georgia Bulldogs’ first true freshman quarterback to start a game.
Matthew Stafford Height
Matthew Stafford is 6 ft 2(1.89 m) tall and
Matthew Stafford Age
Matthew Stafford is 33 years old.
Matthew Stafford Trade
The Detroit Lions announced Stafford’s long-awaited trade to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff and three draft picks official.
Matthew Stafford Jersey
Stafford mostly wore the number 9 jersey on the field.