Rams commit to Stafford for 2024. But questions abound over who will be his backup

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Los Angeles Rams, Matthew Stafford
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Both HC and OC are "All In" on Stafford for 2024

One of the key factors in the Rams resurgence as an effective offense has been their new offensive coordinator Mike LeFleur. LeFleur brought a new perspective, and a fresh set of eyes to a Rams offense that had become a bit stale in addressing their inability to keep defensive pass rushers honest.

LeFleur has a robust history with the running game, which has been very effective for the Rams in the second half of the 2023 season. Here is an interview with Rams OC Mike LeFleur with NFL Insider Peter Schrager, talking about QB Matthew Stafford following the Rams' loss to the Detroit Lions in the 2024 NFL Playoffs.

With both the Rams head coach and offensive coordinator singing Stafford's praises at the end of the 2023 NFL season, there is no room for doubt that Matthew Stafford will be back for the 2024 NFL season. The only question is: Will he be fully healed by the time the Rams 2024 training camp arrives?

Even if Stafford does have corrective surgery to his throwing thumb, a procedure that he had done before arriving to the LA Rams in 2021 as well, he should be good to go for the Rams next season. Stafford knows the Rams offense now, and has complete command of the playbook. So even if he is not throwing in OTAs, or even in the early days of the LA Rams 2024 Training Camp, the Rams offense will be just fine.