The NFL Draft started a little bit early. ESPN.com is reporting that the Detroit Lions have signed Georgia QB Matthew Stafford. Stafford will be under tremendous pressure in Detroit. The Lions finished 0 and 16 in 2008.
The Detroit Lions reached an agreement with Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford to make him the first pick in the NFL draft on Saturday.
According to a source, Stafford will receive a six-year, $41.7 million deal that could be worth $78 million if he achieves all of his playing incentives. The source also said he will receive $41.7 million in guarantees. That tops the $41 million in guarantees Albert Haynesworth received from the Washington Redskins.