When your team makes an upgrade at quarterback during an offseason it’s a difficult task to ever take the spotlight off of them. Everything they seem to do — as long as it’s not outright bad — will be accentuated into something more.
But that isn’t necessarily been the case with Matthew Stafford. He’s been outright spectacular this offseason thus far and that’s likely why he was named the Rams’ standout of the offseason by Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski.
“The Los Angeles Rams went to a Super Bowl with Jared Goff behind center,” said Sobleski. “But the organization came to the realization the 2016 No. 1 overall pick didn’t do enough to elevate the play of those around him.”
“As such, the Rams traded Goff plus multiple draft picks to the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford. It might be an understatement to say Stafford is everything the Rams wanted in their new quarterback.”
“‘You’re damn right I am,’” head coach Sean McVay told reporters when asked if he’s liking working with Stafford. “This guy, he’s a special guy.”
“McVay added, ‘And he’s one of those guys where I think he’s a true ignitor—he makes everybody around him better.’”
Los Angeles finished last season with a 10-6 record and made the postseason. Stafford makes them even better.
I see no lies here.
And now for today’s links.
Raheem Morris is an incredibly relatable coach (TheRams.com)
10 Things with Kenny Young (TheRams.com)
Rookies shared their dream jobs if they weren’t playing football (The Rams Wire)
Can the Rams field a top-five offense? (Ramblin’ Fan)
Alvin Kamara wants to help Nascar grow its’ fan base (ESPN)
A surprise player to watch out for in training camp for all 32 teams (ESPN)
The fathers and sons of the NFL (NFL.com)
Dak Prescott believes a trio of offensive linemen are the most important Cowboys players (NFL.com)
Mike Tomlin has gotten his players on board for the vaccine (Pro Football Talk)
Ranking new head coaches by current situation (CBS Sports)