The veteran quarterback gets $63 million guaranteed, which is comprised of his base salaries for 2022 and 2023 plus a $60 million signing bonus.
It’s the rightful deal for the play-caller that led their franchise to their first Super Bowl win as a Los Angeles-based franchise.
But even if he already won the title that would validate his career, Stafford isn’t resting on his laurels by attending the Rams’ voluntary OTAs.
Like last year, he would like to set an example for his teammates to get them on the same page.
“Mentally, we jump back into it.” QB Matthew Stafford is here for the first day of voluntary OTAs. pic.twitter.com/lz2gGreHwJ
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) April 19, 2022
The Athletic’s writer for the Rams Jourdan Rodrigue shared Stafford’s response to the media during their first day of offseason workouts.
The former Georgia standout is spot on in saying that the team must embrace the grind.
They might become lax after becoming world champions, and that mentality is dangerous for a team with a fantastic opportunity to lift another Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Therefore, he and his teammates must commit to becoming the best version of themselves.
After all, they couldn’t afford to relax because they play in one of the league’s toughest divisions.
More Reasons To Attend The Rams’ OTAs
While Sean McVay has a significant influence on the Rams’ offense, they have a new offensive coordinator in Liam Coen.
There might not be significant differences in the playbook, but Stafford and Coen must develop rapport to maximize their strengths.
Likewise, Stafford must get a feel for his revamped offensive line, especially with Andrew Whitworth not around anymore.
Joe Noteboom will likely take over at left tackle, making him Stafford’s bodyguard on the field.
Finally, the Rams must also make newly-acquired wide receiver Allen Robinson comfortable with their system by spending time with his play-caller.