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Report: Contract extension not part of deal for Matthew Stafford

Chris Simms joins the show to break down the busy NFL rumor mill, from whether the Texans can salvage their relationship with Deshaun Watson to why Matthew Stafford's talent doesn't get the attention it deserves.

The Lions and Rams have reportedly agreed to a trade that will send quarterback Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles in exchange for quarterback Jared Goff, two first-round picks, and a third-round pick.

No deal can become official until March and it does not appear that there will be a change to Stafford’s contract once the deal does go through.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Stafford is not expected to sign a contract extension or get a raise from the Rams as part of the deal. Stafford is currently signed through the 2022 season with base salaries of $9.5 million and $12.5 million. He also has $10.5 million in roster and workout bonuses each season.

Given the price they paid to get Stafford, it’s reasonable to think the Rams see him as more than a two-year solution at quarterback so an extension could be in the cards at some point down the road.