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Matthew Stafford Not Worried About Contract Extension

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Before the season, no one expected much from the Detroit Lions, but they proved a lot of people wrong as they reached the playoffs for the second time in the past five years.

Also, Matthew Stafford arguably had the best season of his career, as he tossed 24 touchdowns while throwing for 4,327 yards with a QB rating of 95.3.

The 29-yard-old gun slinger will be entering the final year of his contract, which has many wondering if the Lions will puruse a contract extension. When asked about the possibility, Stafford didn’t offer much.

“It’s up to the people upstairs and the Fords and whether they want to or not,” Stafford said.

“It’s not on the forefront of my mind at the moment. Got a lot of things going on personally that are important to me, so I’ll figure that out when I need to.”

Detroit’s season was ended at the hands of Seattle by the tune of 26-6. Stafford is set to make $22 million this upcoming season.

Source: ESPN


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