Redzone Rockets wrote:
Good luck, next Lions regime.
+1. This will be the worst contract in recent memory. He'll throw for a ton of yards and have a ton of people that don't actually watch the games defending him, but I'd bet the farm the he'll be under .500 for the duration of this extension.
I don't think it's that bad, although Mark Sanchez's deal last year immediately came to mind when I read about it. Stafford isn't anywhere near Sanchez's level of suckitude, obviously, but he is part of the problem in Detroit. Maybe a new staff that doesn't coddle him can get him to correct his issues whereas the current regime turns a blind eye to his many flaws that need to be corrected if they're going to be a potential winner.
I don't remember the exact numbers of the Sanchez contract, but it was for substantially less, right? This hamstrings the Lions worse than Sanchez's contract did to Jets IMO...
I don't know. To me, Stafford's got one major attribute:
Other than that, what's he good at? His accuracy is borderline terrible, which has been a knock since his time at UGA. Poor situationally. Not a running threat. Favre mentality, doesn't seem like much of a student of the game based on his decision making. I guess his accuracy might tick up with some work on his mechanics. I think he's Jeff George with a little better head on his shoulders.