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Old 07-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
 
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McNabb says Stafford hasnít earned his contract

For the second time this offseason, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has weighed in on a current NFL quarterbackís contract. And for the second time, McNabb has expressed his disapproval.

In March, McNabb said Tony Romo isnít worth the money the Cowboys have agreed to pay him. Now McNabb has weighed in on Matthew Staffordís new contract with the Lions, and once again McNabb believes the team is overpaying.

ďItís about wins and losses again,Ē McNabb said on NFL Network, via MLive.com. ďNow, as a quarterback and as Matt Stafford, hey, I would take that contract just like Tony Romo took his contract. But is he worth top 5 money? I would have to say no. And I say that because itís about wins and losses. What has he really done for the Detroit Lions? Nothing.Ē

When McNabb says itís ďabout wins and losses,Ē however, he seems to miss a fundamental point about the Lionsí decision to sign Stafford to a new five-year deal: Detroit isnít paying Stafford to reward him for past wins. Detroit is paying Stafford because it believes he can lead the team to future wins. And given that Stafford only turned 25 this year and hasnít even reached his prime yet, thereís a pretty good chance that the Lionsí calculation will turn out to be correct.

Thereís also the reality that the Lions chose Stafford with the first overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, back in the days before the rookie wage scale, when highly drafted rookies got enormous contracts. That 2009 contract was so huge his new contract will actually reduce what he would have cost the Lions over the next three years. This deal might not have been a great one under ordinary circumstances, but the top picks of the last few years before the rookie wage scale was implemented really arenít negotiating contracts under ordinary circumstances.

McNabb may be right that what Stafford has done to date hasnít been enough to earn the five-year, $76.5 million contract he just signed. But it wasnít a bad deal for the Lions.

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Comments are hillarious... here is a sample.

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McNabb hasn’t earned a microphone. Please take it from him.


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For the second time this offseason, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has weighed in on a current NFL quarterbackís contract. And for the second time, McNabb has expressed his disapproval.

In March, McNabb said Tony Romo isnít worth the money the Cowboys have agreed to pay him. Now McNabb has weighed in on Matthew Staffordís new contract with the Lions, and once again McNabb believes the team is overpaying.

ďItís about wins and losses again,Ē McNabb said on NFL Network, via MLive.com. ďNow, as a quarterback and as Matt Stafford, hey, I would take that contract just like Tony Romo took his contract. But is he worth top 5 money? I would have to say no. And I say that because itís about wins and losses. What has he really done for the Detroit Lions? Nothing.Ē

When McNabb says itís ďabout wins and losses,Ē however, he seems to miss a fundamental point about the Lionsí decision to sign Stafford to a new five-year deal: Detroit isnít paying Stafford to reward him for past wins. Detroit is paying Stafford because it believes he can lead the team to future wins. And given that Stafford only turned 25 this year and hasnít even reached his prime yet, thereís a pretty good chance that the Lionsí calculation will turn out to be correct.

Thereís also the reality that the Lions chose Stafford with the first overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, back in the days before the rookie wage scale, when highly drafted rookies got enormous contracts. That 2009 contract was so huge his new contract will actually reduce what he would have cost the Lions over the next three years. This deal might not have been a great one under ordinary circumstances, but the top picks of the last few years before the rookie wage scale was implemented really arenít negotiating contracts under ordinary circumstances.

McNabb may be right that what Stafford has done to date hasnít been enough to earn the five-year, $76.5 million contract he just signed. But it wasnít a bad deal for the Lions.

McNabb says Stafford hasn’t earned his contract | ProFootballTalk

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What is it with McNabb? Maybe NFL Network isn't paying him enough?
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What is it with McNabb? Maybe NFL Network isn't paying him enough?
Maybe Rush was right! We must remind ourselves that this is the same man that said he didn't know the NFL had an OT rule!

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Mcnabb doesn't like any QB.... he always has something negative to say ... You mad Bro ? ? ?
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When he signed his rookie contract, he didn't "earn" it either. Stafford has a lot of talent and has a good amount of success in the league. It's not always what you have done but what could do and be expected to do.
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Who is this guy? ... "you're killing me, Donovan!

Ok, now that we got that out of the way ... is it top 5 money? I did not realize that in today's market where pretty much every new contract goes there and is more money then I'll ever make, . I'll entertain the fact that Stafford hasn't won anything, but it sounds more like sour grapes on McNabb's part.

From my perspective, it's just another example of the business savvy the Lions' ownership has employed over the years & is a "win-win", which doesn't necessarily translate into winning on the field, but it wins in the board room, . Stafford gets his money, the team locks him up and reduces his future hit on the cap.

He's arguably the best QB Detroit has had since Bobby Layne ('57) and has certainly displayed the talent and ability to get the job done. "Mattford" may not be worth a top-five salary around the league, but he certainly rates it in Detroit, and other then Brees, Brady, Rogers (and maybe a Manning or two), there's no other QB in the league I'd rather have taking snaps on Sunday ... including the "other Matt", .
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Donovan = Employment Envy.

That being said

1-23 That is Stafford's career record against teams with winning records. I know some do not like stats but that is a glaring set of numbers.

Is Matthew Stafford being overpaid by Detroit Lions? - NFL.com

Staffords extension was done for only 1 reason... Salary Cap relief. His cap hit for 2013 is #2 in the entire league and he is a 15-16 talent at best.

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Matthew Stafford is worth what Detriot is willing to pay him...
Bottom line is if Detriot ouldn't of paid him someone else would of. Good QB's are hard to come by and I think Stafford is a good QB.
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