“We’ve still got discussion to have, but at some point in time, will either get a deal done, or we’ll focus on football,” Lewand said. “The good news there is that we’ve got a great relationship. I think Matt has a lot of confidence that we want him to be our quarterback for a long time and we have a lot of confidence that Matt wants to be here for a long time.”
The Lions have faith something will get done and aren’t in a hurry since Stafford’s current deal doesn’t run out until at the 2015 season.
“I’ve always felt good with that. I tell you guys that all the time,” said Lewand.
The reason the Lions want to sign Stafford to extension now is so they can create more cap room going forward.