Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford Era Begins Today

It’s official.  After months of speculation and rumors, the Detroit Lions will select Georgia’s Matthew Stafford in the first round as the overall no. 1 pick in today’s NFL draft.

The Lions and Stafford have come to terms on a six-year deal worth up to $78 million — with $41.7 million guaranteed.

Is this a good deal for the Lions?  Time will tell.  But after finishing 0-16 last year, the team had little choice but to make a bold statement to its fans.  So today, the Matthew Stafford era begins in Detroit.

2 replies on “Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford Era Begins Today

  • Tiger Fan in DC

    Boy – he hasn’t even started a game yet…I wonder if he’ll be traded before the season? That would be something…

  • Good Ol' Ken-O-Reno

    It doesn’t matter whom they pick. Until they can draft a new owner, they are still the Lions.

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