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Matthew Stafford worthy of extension

Sorry, Donovan McNabb, but Lions' young QB has definitely earned hefty new pact

Updated: July 12, 2013, 4:30 PM ET
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Remember 2008? The losing. The embarrassment. The shame.

That was the Detroit Lions. They were the worst team in the National Football League. Ever. A joke. They embodied futility. They didn't win a game. It was painful and wretched and sad to see men broken. That season cost plenty of good people their jobs.

And it led Matthew Stafford to his.

After the Lions this week extended Stafford's rookie contract to 2017 and gave the 25-year-old $41.5 million ...

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