Stafford’s back: Why Rams offense will turn from eccentric to electric
By Bret Stuter
Matthew Stafford will be back
The questions that surrounded LA Rams head coach Sean McVay bled over to the rest of his core players. But perhaps the greatest number of uncertainties clung to Stafford. Not only did he face returning to the team, and offense, that he was able to run to perfection, only to face a change in everything that he knew, but there were health concerns.
We know that he returned to the Rams 2022 training camp with his throwing arm in a sling. But he suffered a concussion followed by a contusion of his spinal cord. Had he opted to walk away from the NFL, no one would have blamed him. Playing 14 seasons in the NFL at the quarterback position was once unheard of. But in the era of Tom Brady, 40-year-old quarterbacks are the new 30-year-olds.
Stafford is a young 35-year-old QB
Matthew Stafford will only turn 35 this year, and he made it quite clear that he will be back.
Getting Stafford back for the 2023 NFL season is huge stuff. The Rams had reformed their offensive players to enhance the style of play that veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford employs in an NFL game. The Rams may have struggled in 2022, but if you look at those struggles like lessons learned by the coaching staff and the players, the Rams’ offense is positioned to be much better in 2023.
But before we jump ahead, we should recap the LA Rams’ offense and how poorly this team performed in 2022.