Matthew Stafford is officially the LA Rams quarterback for 2021

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Stafford’s career highlights

There are a few entries in the record books about him that are worth noting: Stafford was the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a single season. He was the fastest player in NFL history to reach 40,000 yards, too. That’s a bit impressive.

And here’s an interesting little tidbit gleaned from his NFL resume – Stafford holds the NFL record for the most comeback wins in a season – not Joe Montana, not even Tom Brady, but Stafford. He recorded eight come-from-behind wins in the 2016 NFL season. So the Rams are getting a clutch performer, a leader who delivers the goods when the yards are long and the clock’s running down. Instilling fear into the opponent’s hearts until the final gun sounds? That will be something new for Rams fans.

He ranks in the Top 20 all-time leaders for pass attempts, completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. He once threw 41 touchdowns in a single season in 2011!

He holds the Detroit Lions franchise records for most career passing yards (41,025), highest career completion percentage (62.48 percent), and most career passing touchdowns (256). He’s a one-time Pro Bowler and 2011 Comeback Player of the Year who posted a 74-90-1 record in 165 starts. . . but never managed to guide his team to a  playoff victory. He is 0-3 in three playoff attempts over his career.

Perhaps now, in a new home with a new head coach, a stalwart offensive line, and a slew of new weapons, he’ll get his chance to do just that.