There's plenty of time to seal the deal and I think they'll get it done, as they should.
It's one of the many highlights of the Ezekiel Ansah foundation launched in Ghana during the off season to promote physial education and opportuinity at home and overseas.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn said at the National Football League combine he would like Stafford to be with the Lions long-term - something the quarterback echoed Tuesday. He is still just 29 years old and is in the prime of his career. "I'm under contract for another year and I'll be here trying to lead this team and be as good as we can be". I know salary caps, all that kind of stuff, is malleable as you want it to be.
That's why the choice to get paid or leave cap space for the team to sign good players is a false one. Stafford was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.
It should be noted that three of those last four games were also against playoff teams - New York Giants, Dallas and Green Bay.
Last week, Lions general manager Bob Quinn said the team is in early stages of talks with the quarterback. "This is what I truly live for, for the kids, because they're going to be the future leaders of this country and all over the world", Ansah says. He said he has "no preference" on whether or not a deal is reached prior to the start of the 2017 season in September and that he looks to Condon for those matters.
The feeling is mutual. Stafford said he would "love to" sign a long-term deal. "I've had a really good time playing here, and I'd like to be here long term, but that's yet to be seen".
"Their people are talking to my people and we'll see what happens", he told reporters. Chicago. That's when Stafford suffered an injury to the top of the middle finger on his throwing hand. He was able to throw with the ailment, protecting it with a splint, to give teammates one more reason to respect him.
"Just took some rest", Stafford said.
"Threw today, so it feels fine", Stafford said after the team's second day of offseason workouts.