Matthew Stafford Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Wife

Matthew Stafford Net Worth 

Matthew Stafford has an estimated net worth of $80 million. He is an American professional football quarterback who is currently a member of the National Football League’s Detroit Lions (NFL). Having made his NFL debut in 2009, he has spent his entire professional career with the Lions. In addition to his NFL salary, he earns millions of dollars from endorsement deals. 

Matthew was named All-America by ‘Pro Football Weekly’ in 2008 and MVP of the 2009 Capital One Bowl during his time as a member of the Georgia Bulldogs football team.

He signed a six-year, $41.7-million contract with the Lions the day before the 2008 NFL Draft. Since then, he has played 11 seasons for the team, winning NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2011 and Pro-Bowl Offensive MVP in 2014. He was nominated for the Lions’ Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2018.

To calculate the net worth of Matthew Stafford, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Matthew Stafford
Net Worth: $80 Million
Monthly Income: $1 Million
Annual Salary: $17 Million
Source of Wealth: American football player

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Early Life

Matthew Stafford was born on February 7, 1988, in Tampa, Florida, to parents John and Margaret Stafford. Page is his sister’s name. The family moved to Dunwoody, Georgia, after his birth because John Stafford was a student at the University of Georgia.

For a time, his family lived in Dallas, Texas. He attended Highland Park High School and was a member of their football team.

Coach Randy Allen helped him become one of the best high school quarterbacks in the country at the time. In 2005, he was named the EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp MVP and Best Arm, as well as the EA Sports National Player of the Year. ranked him first among pro-style quarterback prospects in the 2006 class.

College Career

Stafford enrolled at the University of Georgia after graduating from high school, where he became a true quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs football team in his freshman season.

He appeared in 39 games over the next three seasons (2006-08), totaling 564 pass completions for 7731 passing yards, 51 passing touchdowns, 141 rushing attempts for 213 rushing yards, and six rushing touchdowns.

Stafford decided not to compete for Georgia in his senior year and instead enter the 2009 NFL Draft.

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Club Career

On April 24, 2009, less than 24 hours before the draft, he agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions on a six-year contract worth $41.7 million in guaranteed money, with a total value of up to $78 million.

He was the franchise’s first overall pick in that year’s draft, and head coach Jim Schwartz made him their permanent starting quarterback heading into the 2009 season.

Stafford made his NFL debut on September 13, 2009, against the New Orleans Saints. He was the first Lions rookie quarterback to start a season since Greg Landry in 1968, completing 16 of 37 passes for 205 yards. He appeared in ten games, starting all of them, in 2009, compiling 201 pass completions for 2267 yards and 13 passing touchdowns.

Stafford missed much of the 2010 season while recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in the season opener against the Chicago Bears on September 12. Although he returned briefly in October, he re-injured his right shoulder about a week later during a game against the New York Jets.

In 16 games in 2011, he completed 421 passes for a career-high 5,038 yards and 41 passing touchdowns. That was his first postseason appearance in the NFL. The Lions were defeated 28-45 by the Saints on January 7, 2012.

In 16 games in 2012, he had a career-high 435 pass completions for 4967 yards. The Lions’ next postseason appearance came in the 2014-15 NFL playoffs. On January 4, 2015, they were defeated 20-24 by the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round.

On January 7, 2017, he led the Lions’ losing effort against the Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs for the 2016-17 season.

Stafford renegotiated his contract with the Lions on August 28, 2017, for a 5-year, $135 million extension with $92 million guaranteed. As a result, at the time, he was the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Matt Patricia was hired as the Lions’ new head coach prior to the 2018 season. Stafford appeared in 16 games that season, completing 367 passes for 3,777 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Personal Life & Wife

During his time in Georgia, Matthew Stafford met cheerleader Kelly Hall, the sister of retired NFL player Chad Hall. On April 4, 2015, they exchanged wedding vows. Kelly gave birth to identical twin girls, Sawyer and Chandler, in 2017. Hunter Hope, their third daughter, was born a year later.

Kelly announced on Instagram on April 3, 2019, that a tumor had been discovered in her brain. On April 21, 2019, she underwent a 12-hour surgery.

Stafford, a community activist, donated $1 million to the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center in 2015.

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