Saturday, April 25, 2009

ESPN: Stafford to Lions for six years, $72 million

John Clayton reporting, updated as of 12:12 a.m..

First Bulldog to be taken No. 1 overall since The 49ners took receiver Harry Babcock in 1956, according to Tim Tucker of The AJC.

Trippi and Sinkwich were also No. 1 picks, Tucker notes. So was Herschel, really.
Correction: The Georgia media guide says Trippi and Babcock were No. 1 picks, Sinkwich went No. 9 to Detroit in 1943.

Damn sure worth smiling about. Image: Brian Huff.

UPDATE OF... well fact:
Stafford is now the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL. The guaranteed portion of his contract represents a 40 percent increase over the $24 million that San Francisco had to give quarterback Alex Smith in 2005, and a 25 percent increase over what Oakland gave JaMarcus Russell just two years ago.


Anonymous said...

Matthew's grandma is lives in St. Pete:

Dan said...

That's better than Snelling tater tots.