Matthew Stafford 5th year 45 starts 17-29 record 1114/1863/54 12814 80td signed thru 2017.
2013 cap hit: $17,820,000
After a break out year in 2011, Staff really fell off in 2012. Not all of was his fault, the receivers were 2nd in the NFL in drops (71 by my count). Further proof of his decline Pro Football Focus rankings #15 in 2012, # 13 in 2011. NFL passing # 26 in 2012, # 5 in 2011. He was 21st in the NFL in completion %. Jaws ranked him # 16 on his QB countdown. QBR #15 in 2012, # 7 in 2011.
Bottom Line: Stafford has proven himself to be a middle of the road QB in the NFL so far. The Lions have paid him a lot of $ for 17 wins. With a least 3 new starters on the O-line this is going to be an interesting for Matt. If he plays like 2012, look for another 4-5 win season for the Lions.
Shaun Hill 12th year 4th in Detroit 14 games 10 starts 3-7 record 269/432/12 2891 18td last year of his contract
Cap Hit: $3.25 mill
Kellen Moore 2nd year 41/78/2 434 yards 1 td preseason signed thru 2014
2013 Cap Hit 486,666
Thaddeus Lewis 4th year 1st in Detroit last year of contract
2013 Cap Hit: $ 555, 000
Claimed off of waivers from Cleveland, Lewis has one career start in week # 17 a loss to Pittsburgh. He made his name last season in the preseason by leading a comeback vs. Detroit. He has an NFL arm and above average legs. Lewis has more tools than Moore and Hill but has to show he has the make up to be a long term answer as a back up. The preseason battle will be a good one.