Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions have opened up extension talks.

Stafford will make $16.5 million in 2017, the final season of a five-year deal he signed in 2013.

“We’re in the early stages,” Bob Quinn said Wednesday. “It’s really too early to kind of give any update but we’re going through the process. These things don’t happen overnight.

“I feel confident we can get something done.”