As LA Rams celebrate Stafford, Goff Wentz must reboot careers

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The moment of truth

And so, the moment of truth. What does McVay say about his new quarterback?  Well, plenty:

"“I think it’s what Matthew brings to the table.  When you do look at what he can do. You’re able to execute and activate your play-action, your movements, and those things, but when you get into the known passing [situations], the third downs, the two-minute drills at the end of the half, end of the game…The way that he’s able to move and manipulate the pocket. The way that he is able to recognize and understand coverage and make all five eligibles come alive, the way that he can create off-schedule in the pocket, out of the pocket, and just the overall competitiveness and command. Those are the things that I think he brings to the table. You know, when you’re really playing that position, when you’re asked to get through progressions, recognize reads, solve problems protection-wise, you’re seeing him do a lot of those things. And to be able to work together and collaborate.” – LA Rams head coach Sean Mcvay per the Rich Eisen show"

And you can see for yourself.

But there is always the risk of an oversell when a team trades so much for one player. So among the positive qualities that McVay describes, there is still a human quarterback.  He will need time to acclimate to the Rams offense.  Per Rich Eisen, Matthew Stafford has only had a 100-yard rusher 11 times, and head coach Sean McVay confirms that number.