Through his 12 year career, Matthew Stafford has torched and terrorized defences. But despite his elite play, the team made the playoff only 3 times, all 3 of which in ended in losses. But now as a LA Ram, Stafford seems to be excited to be working with a HC Sean McVay.
He may have made only 1 Pro Bowl in his career, but Stafford has consistently played at an elite level. Through 12 seasons Stafford threw for 45,109 yards with 282 touchdowns and 144 interceptions in 12 seasons. The No. 1 pick in 2009 had another great statistical season in 2020, as he threw for 4,000+ yards, 26 scores against only 10 interceptions, but the team still went only 5-11.
Rams trade Jared Goff + future draft picks to Lions for Matthew Stafford
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 18, 2021
Sean McVay has built up a reputation as an offensive genius and was named Coach of the Year in only his first season as a HC in 2017. He also led the team to a Super Bowl appearance in 2018. But after not being able to reach the pinnacle again, McVay and the Rams decided that it was time for an upgrade at the QB position and they traded for Matthew Stafford.
Most yards after catch since 2019 (WRs)
🔥 Robert Woods – 1,089
🔥 Cooper Kupp – 1,081
Wheels up with Matthew Stafford 🚀 pic.twitter.com/DwuxUnJoNq
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) May 22, 2021
Matthew Stafford is excited about working with Sean McVay
Now with a new team fresh off an NFC divisional round appearance, Stafford says he is collaborating with head coach Sean McVay to integrate what he does best into Los Angeles’ playbook.
“There’s things I’ve done in the past that I think make sense to him and make sense for our offense,” Stafford said Monday, via Gary Klein of the L.A. Times. “There’s also things that I’ve never been exposed to that are in this offense that I’m trying to learn and make second nature to myself as well.
“So, it’s been fun. We’ve been able to kind of bounce ideas back and forth off of each other, and we’ll figure out what this thing looks like come August, September.”
Lol man Sean McVay is insane. He was asked if he remembers Matthew Stafford. coming back and winning a game vs. him in Washington, and the dude remembered itlike the back of his hand pic.twitter.com/Vj1lqyJ1Lu
— Sosa K (@QBsMVP) March 20, 2021
Matthew Stafford may be in the latter half of his career but he still seems to have enough in the tank to lead a team that is in win-now mode. It should be very interesting to see how the Rams do in 2021, especially with all the teams in the NFC west making major roster upgrades.