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Stafford agrees to record breaking deal with Detroit

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Draft weekend has officially kicked off... ESPN is reporting that the Lions and Matthew Stafford have agreed to a 6 year $78 million deal with $41.7 million guaranteed! The deal means Stafford will become the first overall pick in the draft on Saturday. You can read my essay on these types of ridiculous rookie contracts here...

Stafford, who has yet to play a down in the NFL, has just been given more guaranteed money than any player in NFL history. The reaction of Lions fans is understandably mixed.

So that pretty much puts the Rams on the clock at #2. Hopefully Detroit will do us all a favor and take Stafford as soon as they go on the clock and not make us wait 10 minutes...