Matthew Stafford agrees contract extension with Detroit Lions

Lions QB Matt Stafford with the ball against the Cardinals on December 16, 2012
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is finalising a three-year contract extension with the team.

Matthew Stafford has agreed a three-year contract extension with the Detroit Lions, according to NFL.com.

The league's official website reports that the terms of the agreement are being finalised, and that the quarterback could sign the deal this week.

The contract is said to be worth up to $53m (£35.6m), with $41.5 (£27.9m) guaranteed.

Stafford has averaged over 5,000 passing yards with the Lions in the last two seasons.

Lions QB Matt Stafford with the ball against the Cardinals on December 16, 2012
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