Detroit Lions Sign Tom Brady to 25.8M 1 Year deal
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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Carr and the Raiders agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth $125 million, which would make him the highest-paid player in league history.
Lions part way with Mathew Stafford today and sign Patriots veteran Tom Brady. This signing came out of nowhere and is a huge surprise to both teams.
According to Tom Vincent, from Detroit Weekly, Matt Stafford was asking for too much money on his re-up contract, asking for an astonishing $230M contract.
Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported Tom Brady's deal includes $25.8 million in guarantees with $40 million guaranteed at signing.
He now currently eclipses Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who averages nearly $24.6 million annually, per Spotrac.
The news comes as little surprise. With the exception of the Cleveland Browns, no other NFL team has struggled more than the Lions to find a franchise QB. Since Mathew Stafford Pro Bowl season in 2012, 4 quarterbacks started at least one game for Detroit prior to the team selecting Stafford in the 2007 draft, per Pro-Football-Reference.com.