From the moment that the LA Rams acquired quarterback Matthew Stafford, the media has been in one helluva rush to discuss his chances at someday giving his acceptance speech for the NFL Hall of Fame. Mind you, this was long before the guy had taken a snap for the LA Rams in a regulation football game.
After Stafford showed signs of success with the Rams team, that same ‘Is Matthew Stafford a Hall of Fame QB?’ surfaced once more. We did not make our way into that debate, because as a rule, we do not believe that it is appropriate to draw lines in the sand for any active NFL football player. Particularly in the case of Matthew Stafford, whose entire NFL career trajectory has been altered by switching teams to the LA Rams.
Why talk HOF now?
But even as we sought our discussion topics elsewhere, the debate continued. In the end, the consensus seemed to conclude that quarterback Matthew Stafford would never be a probable NFL Hall of Fame inductee until he earned a Super Bowl Victory. So that seemed to quiet the debate, at least until Matthew Stafford led the LA Rams in a very grand fashion to victory in Super Bowl LVI.
It was truly an incredible season for Matthew Stafford, particularly in light of the fact that this was his first season with the LA Rams organization.
So all of the boxes are now checked. Matthew Stafford has a Super Bowl victory. Matthew Stafford has climbed to 12th on the NFL All-Time Career passing yards with 49,995 yards. He is also 12th on the NFL All-Time Career passing touchdowns with 323 TDs. To many, that should be enough.