Matthew Stafford Net Worth 2022: Bio, Age, Wiki, Salary, NFL Stats (Updated)

What is Matthew Stafford’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$81 Million
Date of BirthFebruary 7, 1988,
Age34 Years Old
Birth PlaceTampa, Florida
Source of Wealth American Football Quarterback, Pro NFL Player
Last Updated2022

John Matthew Stafford is an American football quarterback who plays for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League (NFL). As of 2022, his net worth is $81 million, being the highest-paid NFL player.

He was recruited first overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft and has subsequently been selected by the Los Angeles Rams in 2021.

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How Was Matthew Stafford’s Early Life & Education?

Matthew Stafford’s real name is John Matthew Stafford. He was born in Tampa, Florida to John and Margaret Stafford while his father was still attending graduate school at the University of Georgia. He has a younger sister whose name is Page.

His family later moved to Dallas, Texas, and Matthew attended Highland Park High School with Clayton Kershaw. His coach there was Randy Allen, who was one of the finest high school quarterbacks in the country.

Stafford graduated from high school early and enrolled at the University of Georgia in January when he became the Georgia Bulldogs’ first true freshman quarterback. 

How Did Matthew Stafford Start His Career?

During college, Stafford used to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. In 2009, Stafford was selected by the Detroit Lions and thus left college early.

A six-year contract was signed by Stafford with the Detroit Lions for $78 million as the first overall pick in that year’s NFL Draft.

Many records were set during Stafford’s 12 years with the Lions; in 2012, he became the fourth quarterback in the history of the NFL, to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a single season and the fastest player to achieve 40,000 career passing yards.

In 2016, Stafford achieved an NFL record of eight comeback victories in one season. He ranks among the top 20 all-time players for passes, completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns, and is third in passing yards per game.

Stafford then signed a $135 million contract extension in 2017 that made him the highest-paid NFL player up to this point.

Stafford was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in March 2021, after a package deal involving quarterback Jared Goff

As a result of Stafford’s first playoff win and the Rams’ divisional-round win, the Rams are now a Super Bowl contender. In March 2022, he agreed to a four-year contract deal worth $160 million. He is presently the NFL’s ninth highest-paid player of all time.

Major Career Highlights

Here are some of Matthew Stafford’s major career highlights:

  • During the 2006 season, he was named SEC Freshman of the Week twice.
  • On November 11, 2006, he was named Rivals.com’s National Freshman of the Week for his performance against Auburn.
  • In 2006, he was named the University of Georgia’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year.
  • In 2006, he was named the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s Offensive MVP.
  • Pro Football Weekly named him All-America in 2008.
  • In 2008, he was named second-team All-SEC.
  • He was the Capital One Bowl MVP in 2009.

Matthew Stafford’s Personal Life

While studying at the University of Georgia, Stafford met a cheerleader by the name of Kelly Hall, the little sister of former NFL player and current Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Chad Hall

The couple married on April 4, 2015, and they have four daughters: twins Chandler and Sawyer, Hunter Hope, and Tyler Hall.

Kelly Stafford confirmed having a brain tumor on Instagram in April 2019. Her surgery lasted 12 hours. After Kelly’s surgery, Stafford took a break from the Lions as training camp began.

How Does Matthew Stafford Make Money?

The Major source of income through which he has accumulated the worth of $81 Million is as follows:

  • Earning as an American football player
  • Earnings from Endorsements
  • Earnings from Paid Ads

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Matthew Stafford Biography/ Wikipedia/ Wiki

Full Name/Real NameJohn Matthew Stafford
Nick NameMatthew
Professional NameMatthew Stafford
Birth DateFebruary 7, 1988
Age34 years old
GenderMale
HoroscopeAquarius
NationalityAmerican
ReligionChristianity
Height6 feet 3 inches
Weight105 kg
Marital Status Married
WifeKelly Stafford
Worth/ Salary/ Income$80 million
ProfessionProfessional NFL Player

Famous Matthew Stafford Quotes

“We’re always competing, but it’s going to be a big day just because we’re in a live game situation. It doesn’t matter what you do in seven-on-seven or one-on-one, it’s what you do when you get all the people around you.”

Matthew Stafford

“My dad was my coach in baseball and early on in basketball, so playing baseball was something we always did.”

Matthew Stafford

“As a football team, you head into the season the same way with confidence and a positive mindset that you are going to win a bunch of football games.”

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Summary

According to Forbes, Matthew Stafford is one of the players who made the list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2018, and he is currently ranked #9 on the list with a net worth of $81 million in 2022. 

As of 2017, he was the highest-paid player in the NFL after signing a five-year contract worth $135 million. 

I hope you found some interesting stuff about the famous American football player. His net worth rounds up somewhere around $81 million, as per recent updates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions related to Matthew Stafford such as biography, age, height, wife, etc…!

What is Matthew Stafford’s Salary?

Matthew Stafford’s current estimated salary of $12.5 million, with a signing bonus of $10 million, and a workout bonus of $500,000.

Is Matthew Stafford married?

Yes, he is married to Kelly Stafford. They got married in 2015.

Does Matthew Stafford have children?

Matthew Stafford has 4 daughters: twins Chandler and Sawyer, Hunter Hope, and Tyler Hall.

What is Matthew Stafford’s Age?

Matthew Stafford was born on February 7, 1988, and is 34 years old.

(Please Note: This is not the exact net worth of Matthew Stafford. It is the estimated amount taken from various high authority web sources.)