Matthew Stafford is officially the LA Rams quarterback for 2021

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LA Rams Matthew Stafford
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In his most recent 2020 season, Stafford threw 26 touchdowns and completed 64 percent of his passes for more than 4,000 yards. He’s a pocket passer – hasn’t found the end zone on a rushing TD in the last four seasons. Not even a QB sneak. So the Rams are not getting a particularly mobile quarterback.

Standing all of  6-foot-3 and weighing a robust 220-pounds, the Rams are getting a big-bodied quarterback, however, one who has consistently proven over the course of his NFL career that he can stand up to the rigors and physicality of playing the most important position in football. Perhaps now that league rules tilt so strongly toward protecting quarterbacks more than ever before, his durability (and longevity) will only be enhanced.

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One of the consensus drawbacks of the Rams offense was the inevitable moment when the pocket broke down. Goff was statistically stunted in reading anything but the primary receiver when defenders were breathing down his neck.  What happens when defenders turn up the heat on Stafford? Magic moments it seems.

That’s another aspect of the Rams’ new quarterback that fans will cherish rather quickly.