Matthew Stafford has only been a Ram for a few months, but he’s already been making a big impression on his team and coaches. And HC Sean McVay couldn’t be more excited to work with the 12-year Pro.
Matthew Stafford’s trade to LA was probably the biggest one this offseason. And rightfully so. The Rams got a big upgrade on QB and Matthew Stafford will finally be able to lead a team that has genuine Super Bowl hopes.
Rams trade Jared Goff + future draft picks to Lions for Matthew Stafford
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 18, 2021
Staffords move to LA looks like a perfect situation for both parties. McVay has always been regarded as an offensive genius, and his 43-21 record along with a Super Bowl appearance is evidence of the same. And Stafford has been one of the best and most efficient QB’s in the league since he was drafted first overall in 2009. So with the two on the same side along with a loaded offense, the LA Rams will be a force in 2021
And Sean McVay had high praise for his new star QB.
Sean McVay believes Matthew Stafford is better than advertised
McVay has raved about Stafford all offseason, but he got especially candid in an interview with Albert Breer.
“Bro, this dude’s a bad MF-er,” McVay told Breer, laughing. “Whatever people say about him, as good as it can be, he’s even better than advertised. It makes sense to him. The guy’s ability to see the game, his ability to draw on his experiences, the feeling that he has, it’s pretty special and unique. And man, his feel for people, his authentic way of connecting with his teammates, his coaches, this guy, it’s great being around him.”
It’s no surprise why McVay is so excited. McVay has led the Rams to the Playoffs in 3 of the 4 seasons he has been a HC. But the team was often held behind by the play of former QB Jared Goff. But Stafford will be a supreme upgrade over Goff. Stafford is one of only 8 players to throw over 5,000 yards in a season. And had another impressive season in 2020 after throwing 26 touchdowns to only 10 interceptions.
Only 5 QBs in NFL history have a season with 5,000 Pass Yards and 40 Pass TD:
▪️Matthew Stafford pic.twitter.com/UZxSh76OcK
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) June 9, 2021
So having Stafford as the leader of his offense will definitely make McVay excited for next season. It should be very interesting to see the Rams in 2021.