Looking at things from CV's POV...
The Detroit Lions have given their quarterback Matthew Stafford a five year, $135 million extension which makes him the highest paid player in NFL history. Stafford is set to make an annual salary of $27 million with $92 million in guaranteed money and a record $50 million signing bonus.
All this is fine and dandy for Matthew Stafford but is it really worth it for the Lions to have paid this much money to a guy who really hasn't done much of anything for his career?
Yes, Stafford has thrown for over 4,200 yards in six straight seasons. Yes, Stafford has played in 99 straight games since missing 19 games his first two seasons.
But let's take a closer look at what Stafford has really done in his career.
Entering his ninth season, the Lions signal caller has accumulated a 5-46 record against teams with winning records. Let's not forget that he has only been to the playoffs three times in his career and produced 0 playoff wins. ZERO.
By the way, he also has a losing record overall in his career at 51-58.
I can't figure out for the life of me why a guy who can't beat good teams and with 0 playoff wins can earn the largest contract in NFL history. I understand that timing is everything when it comes to contracts in the NFL but this seems a puzzling.
At this point in his career, the Lions should know what kind of quarterback they are getting in Stafford. He's good, not great and doesn't deserve this kind of money.
Look, I'm not saying he doesn't deserve to get paid. He's the franchise quarterback and franchise quarterbacks make the most money, but the amount that he is getting paid should not be this high.
The Lions are paying Matthew Stafford like he is the best quarterback in the league and clearly he is not.
But good for him. Make the money while you can, and he's already made plenty. I just hope for his sake, the Lions don't expect him to step his game up.
Just like Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, I can see Matthew Stafford laughing all the way to the bank!