The LA Rams have taken a bit of a risk by putting up draft picks and their own somewhat accomplished quarterback Jared Goff to acquire the Detroit Lions veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. But in the exchange, there is a certain level of expectation. Forget the compensation required to remove a huge financial burden from the LA Rams books. Matthew Stafford is not cheap.
And so, the trade for Stafford was not financial in nature, but rather one motivated by what the new QB Stafford can deliver to the Rams offense. Will that upside justify the cost of the team’s former quarterback, a current year third-round draft pick, plus two future first-round picks? Well, that remains to be seen. After all, the value of the picks can only be judged by what the Detroit Lions do with those picks, which could take years to fully understand.
So what we do have available to us today is the ability to assess the qualities of new quarterback Matthew Stafford. When Kurt Warner says Matthew Stafford is “special”. Okay, solid pass deep to the pylon.
Warner is a solid analyst in this footage and his choices of Detroit Lions’ plays emulate the Rams offense in ways that are easily recognizable.
Okay, Kurt Warner likes the fit in the Rams offensive scheme. Stafford will find a lot to love in the LA Rams play-action pass offense. That sets up Stafford to play well for the Rams this year. Warner likes Stafford in the Rams offense. We do too. Next!