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Matt Stafford Ranks Highest Paid Quarterback in the NFL

NFL player Matt Stafford has been ranked the highest paid quarterback.

The NFL’s Lions and quarterback Matt Stafford accomplished an agreement Monday on a contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history at a reported $27 million per year.

Stafford’s new contract surpasses that of Derek Carr’s $25 million-per-year deal that was sealed in June this year.

Sports analysts say Stafford’s contract sets a new scale that could set the groundwork for the first $30 million-per-year NFL player in the waiting.

Prior to Stafford’s record pact, however, the NFL quarterback market had been slightly sluggish.

NFL’s highest-paid players

According sports commentators, the QB market had been measured since Aaron Rodgers’ decision, in 2013, to sign a $22 million-per-year-contract.

That amount became a ceiling for quarterback contracts that followed until 2016, when Joe Flacco used an incredible salary cap leverage to negotiate a three-year contract with the Ravens worth $22.1 million per year.

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Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens is a researcher, media issues analyst and senior contributor with Globe Afrique.

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