Matthew Stafford net worth and salary: Matthew Stafford is an American professional football quarterback who has a net worth of $35 million. Matthew Stafford has earned his net worth from his current contract with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions during 2009 NFL Draft. Prior to being drafted by the Lions, Stafford played college football at the University of Georgia. He was born in Tampa Florida on February 7, 1988. He grew up in Dunwoody, Georgia with his parents Matthew and Margaret Stafford. After his father completed graduate school at the University of Georgia, the family moved to Dallas, Texas where Matthew Jr attended Highland Park High School and was coached by Randy Allen. Allen was considered to be one of the best high school quarterbacks in the United States in the Class of 2006. During the 2002 playoffs against Sulphur Springs High School, Stafford made his varsity debut. He also lettered in baseball, and one of his teammates was the future Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Stafford had a successful college career. He attended the University of Georgia and debuted late in the season opener of the 2006 season against Western Kentucky. At UGA Stafford became the first true freshman Bulldog QB to start since Quincy Carter in 1998 and the first out of high school player to start since Eric Zeier in 1991. During his sophomore year he completed 194 of 348 passes for 2,523 yards (194.1/game) and 19 TDs as well as two rushing TDs for the season. During his junior year he was chosen as one of Athlon's preseason Heisman Favorites Others to Watch list. Stafford was drafted be the Lions in 2009. On September 11, 2011, Stafford led the Lions to their first season opener win since 2007.
Matthew Stafford Salary: $17 million
Matthew Stafford Contract: Six year $70 million with the Detroit Lions.