The Los Angeles Rams are the reigning kings of the NFL after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.
It wasn’t an easy game for the home team who came from behind to win the franchise’s second Super Bowl and the first in Los Angeles.
Through ups and downs, quarterback Matthew Stafford has been an integral part of the process.
The franchise went all-in when they traded Jared Goff, two first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, plus the third-rounder in 2021 to acquire him.
It turned out to be the perfect gamble, as summarized by this tweet from the team’s official Twitter account.
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/WCtrlkb2Vl
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) February 28, 2022
The post showed two images with corresponding captions “How it started” and “How it’s going.”
The picture on the left showed Stafford clutching the football while SoFi Stadium’s giant screen published the words: “Welcome to the Los Angeles Rams, Matthew Stafford.”
On the other hand, the photo to the right has Stafford kissing the Vince Lombardi Trophy to symbolize their world championship.
Stafford’s Journey Made It Sweeter
Stafford and the Rams endured struggles throughout the regular season.
But come playoff time, they easily disposed the division rival Arizona Cardinals before winning close ones against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the San Francisco 49ers.
However, the victory was a long time coming for Stafford after spending more than a decade with the Detroit Lions.
He kept on playing without complaining and led his team despite the accumulation of injuries.
Some critics even gave the trade for him a bad rap because he couldn’t lead the Lions to a playoff victory.
But after seeing what happened with the Rams, it turned out the Stafford wasn’t the problem in Detroit after all.
The Lions will now look to build their roster by using the two picks they have in the first round of the 2022 draft.