Detroit focused on getting deal done with Stafford

Money, money, money.

On Monday, we saw the Redskins blow it with Kirk Cousins. Now, the pressure is on the Lions to get a deal done with their quarterback, Matthew Stafford.

It was lucky for Stafford that Cousins did not sign a long-term deal by 4 p.m. on Monday when the franchise tag deadline passed. Now, Stafford has a chance to become the highest paid player in the league.

Unlike Washington’s deal with Cousins, there seems to be nothing holding back Detroit’s deal with Stafford.

Team president Rod Wood told ESPN that he wants to get a deal done with Stafford.

“It’s going to be whatever it takes, I think, to make it happen from both sides,” Wood said, “And whether he becomes the highest-paid or not, it’ll be a short-lived designation because, as [general manager] Bob [Quinn] said, and I think it’s true, if you’re in the top whatever of quarterbacks, when your time comes up, your time comes up, and then somebody else’s time comes up, and they become the highest [paid].”

Continue reading to learn why this deal is crucial for Detroit…