"Financial Football", a partnership between the NFL and Visa, will be distributed to schools across the country to help students understand the intricacies of things like compound interest, credit and retirement funds.
Debate: Most impactful rookie
Stafford demonstrated the game on a team of high school students matched against another team of youngsters led by Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher.
The former No. 1-overall pick, who passed for more than 5,000 yards for the Lions last season, said he was happy with the team's recent draft.
"I'm excited to have all those guys, really," he added. "And we picked up some undrafted free agents that I feel are really going to help us."