It’s ironic that his Hollywood-like career had its climax in, of all places, California.
But no one will doubt him as a championship-caliber quarterback after navigating the Rams against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.
That epic come-from-behind victory has the NFL world buzzing if he’s already a surefire Hall of Famer when he becomes eligible for induction.
Some argue that the title was the cherry on top of a career deserving of Canton, as shown in these tweets.
Matthew Stafford ranks 12th all-time in passing yards, 12th all-time in passing TDs, is 34 years old, and won a Super Bowl last night.
He'll assuredly be in the Hall of Fame.
— Dustin Baker (@DustBaker) February 14, 2022
Steve Young to Matthew Stafford on his playoff run: “That was a Hall of Fame four weeks.”
(on ESPN) pic.twitter.com/lnkNAiYEv4
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) February 14, 2022
But on the other side of the pond, there are those who would like these people to pump their breaks and hold off the Hall of Fame discussions about Stafford.
The most notable of which is cornerback Richard Sherman.
Richard Sherman sounds off on whether Matt Stafford deserves to be in the HOF or not
Think Stafford deserves a gold jacket? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/qOtW02dYkk
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 15, 2022
Matthew Stafford's Super Bowl run:
Very, very impressive. Didn't think he could do it. Did it. Exclamation point.
Matthew Stafford's prospects for Hall of Fame:
Do it again.
— Bill Burt (@BurtTalksSports) February 15, 2022
Stafford Could Not Care Less
Amidst all the points raised whether he’s Hall of Fame-worthy or not, it seems like Stafford could not care less about the debate.
What matters most for him is finally getting his hands on the Vince Lombardi Trophy and getting a stylish ring to symbolize victory.
He never addressed the never-ending discussion about his credentials because he still has some years left in him.
Make a quick online search and you won’t find any quote about him talking about this issue.
Likewise, the Rams have built an elite roster capable of winning more Super Bowls in the foreseeable future.
It’s something that the Detroit Lions couldn’t do, squandering the prime years of a talented quarterback.
Therefore, it’s not his fault that he didn’t win in the Motor City.
He gave his all and played through injuries, but the Lions’ top brass couldn’t build a team around their cornerstone.
The experts and media personalities could bicker all they want online.
But Stafford will enjoy this triumph for now and will get back to work once training camp starts.