Matthew Stafford getting big-money contract extension from Rams
Matthew Stafford just led the Los Angeles Rams to a Super Bowl win in his first season in LA. Now the team is set to reward him with a fat contract extension.
Stafford is getting a 4-year extension from the Rams worth $160 million. The contract includes $135 million guaranteed and is structured to spread the cap hit out over a few years.
Rams and Matthew Stafford finalized a four-year, $160 million extension that includes $135 million guaranteed that should allow the veteran QB to finish his career in Los Angeles, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2022
Stafford was entering the final season of a 5-year, $135 million contract he signed with the Lions in 2017. The contract structure is designed to help the Rams build around him and maintain a Super Bowl-caliber roster.
The Rams recently added to their receiving weapons by signing Allen Robinson in free agency, though they could be trading Robert Woods. They still have a decision to make on Odell Beckham Jr., who is a free agent but recovering from an injury suffered in the Super Bowl.
Stafford probably could have gotten more from the Rams, but the deal should help the team remain competitive.
Photo: Dec 13, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports