He did not waste time in showing what he could do with a talented roster around him.
After being traded by the Detroit Lions to the Rams, the one-time Pro Bowler helped Los Angeles win Super Bowl LVI over the Cincinnati Bengals.
It is the franchise’s second Super Bowl title and the first representing Los Angeles.
Before winning the championship, he also finished the season with 404 completions for 4,886 yards and 41 touchdowns.
He also had 140 completions for 1,188 yards and nine touchdowns during the playoffs.
But coming into the 2022 season, the former Georgia standout has a chance to establish another record.
Matthew Stafford is just 5 yards away from matching Drew Brees for the fewest games to 50,000 passing yards in #NFL history (183 games).
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) September 5, 2022
CBS Sports’ Jeff Kerr tweeted, “Matthew Stafford is just 5 yards away from matching Drew Brees for the fewest games to 50,000 passing yards in #NFL history (183 games). Stafford plays in his 183rd game Thursday night. #Rams #RamsHouse.”
The Rams will open the season at So-Fi Stadium versus Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.
The game could either be a shootout or a defensive chess match, given the lineups of both teams.
However, Stafford always finds a way to generate the numbers even if he is playing hurt.
Stafford Putting Up The Stats
While the victories were difficult, Stafford had no problems piling up numbers with the Lions.
In his third NFL season, Stafford joined the 5,000-yard club with 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns.
He also had 4,000-yard seasons from 2012 to 2017.
Aside from those numbers, he also holds the record for most fourth-quarter comebacks in a season with eight.
He also is the first player in NFL history to complete at least 60 percent of his passes in every game during the season.
Aside from 49,995 passing yards and 323 touchdowns, Stafford also has 14 rushing touchdowns out of 1,214 rushing yards.