Matthew Stafford: Will He Be the Answer For the Lions?


Published: April 25, 2009


... we have had. From Michael Crabtree to Jason Smith and Mark Sanchez, there is sure to be some big surprises at Radio City this year.

Yet, the draft does officially have one pick in the books, which is the No. 1 overall pick. At 11 pm Friday night: " With the first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Matthew Stafford, quarterback from the University of Georgia."

It is finally a done deal! This hasn't been a surprise to many NFL fans, being the Lions have targeted Stafford since his Pro Day and have been negotiating a contract since.

The official contract is a six year deal with $41.7 million guaranteed!

Is there anyway Stafford is worth this contract?

If we think this through, he was not wanted by the few fans left of the Lions, who wanted Aaron Curry, who is considered the top prospect on this year's board.

There were also other executives and others who believed they should have taken Mark Sanchez with the first pick over ...

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