Matthew Stafford being traded to the Rams has injected new hope into the team. Some might even say that having Stafford makes the Rams a Super Bowl threat.
The Rams had trotted out Jared Goff for six years, but he had never quite taken them to the promise land. Yes, he did have a Super Bowl run in 2018, and he’s been a Pro Bowler twice with very good numbers over his career, but the Rams simply felt they needed an upgrade.
Stafford gives them that. He’s long been held back by the Detroit Lions organization, and he’s had very little to work with in his career outside Calvin Johnson Jr. So, can Stafford deliver on everyone’s hopes in LA, and take the Rams back to the Super Bowl? We’ll have to see.
“They should be legit Super Bowl contenders if in fact this theory holds up.”
— GMFB (@gmfb) May 10, 2021
Why Are The Los Angeles Rams Set To Succeed With Matthew Stafford?
The Lions badly mismanaged the situation with Matthew Stafford during his time in Detroit. Outside of Calvin Johnson Jr., the Lions haven’t given Stafford much help to build a winning team with.
Additionally, their defense has always been near the bottom of the league, they’ve missed on draft picks, and they have had a rotating roulette of head coaches. How was Stafford supposed to succeed?
As we all know, Stafford is an insanely skilled and talented quarterback. He’s never been around a team with a winning culture, and yet he’s managed to make the most out of his situation. Stafford is also one of the toughest out there:
Matthew Stafford on why he played Sunday with a torn rib cartilage and a busted thumb: “If I’m good enough to play, healthy enough to play, my ass is gonna be out there.” pic.twitter.com/ccBVw9FHhx
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 21, 2020
Today is a good day to appreciate Matthew Stafford‘s toughness. pic.twitter.com/j31GfRa3yQ
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 20, 2020
Now, Stafford walks into a situation where he has talented wideouts in Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and second round draft pick Tutu Atwell.
The Rams also have a monstrous defensive unit led by Aaron Donald in the trenches and Jalen Ramsey in the secondary. Not to mention, Stafford finally gets a good head coach.
Sean McVay is one of the brightest and sharpest minds out there. He took Jared Goff to the Super Bowl as he led one of the most potent offenses that year. Stafford’s gun-slinging arm fits perfectly into his system. Additionally, Stafford will be motivated. He wants to win, and he’s never been in a better spot. Thus. the Rams are set to succeed.
How far they go, depends solely on how they best utilize Stafford.