How many 4QCs will LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford engineer in 2023?

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That was then, this is now

What a difference a year makes. As more and more veterans check in for OTAs, they are all consistently reporting is as much healthier this season than one year ago. Most importantly, Stafford is believed to be 100 percent healthy, perhaps the healthiest he has been since joining the LA Rams two years ago. If you recall, Stafford arrived from the Detroit Lions with a laundry list of medical procedures that repaired minor injuries. This year, there are no such offseason medical fixes.

What could that mean for the LA Rams offense? Well, if you are looking for a team to score points, you could be in for a treat. I don't believe that the Rams are as void of offensive playmakers as some would have you believe. Now that Stafford is back to full strength, the Rams offense should purr once more.

Pop the clutch on that QB

You don't have to take my word for it. NFL Analyst Peter Schrager, who has great insight about the LA Rams, is onboard too:

How clutch is Stafford? Pretty clutch, it seems.

The truth is that Stafford is getting a bit long in the tooth. He is going to turn 37 years old this season, an age that used to be consider way over the hill. But former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady proved that he could play competitive football under center up to 45 years of age. If Stafford can manage that, he has eight more years of NFL play in him. For now, let's just set the expectation through the end of his current NFL contract, which could carry him through the 2026 NFL season