Can the new Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford break franchise records in his first season with the team? Based on his numbers with the Detroit Lions, improved support with LA on both sides of the roster, and the addition of a 17th regular season game, it’s likely.
The Rams records to keep an eye on are single season total passing yards and single season touchdowns. Both marks are held by Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner. The Super Bowl MVP threw for 4,830 yards in 2001 and 41 total touchdowns in 1999.
Stafford has thrown for more total yards in two of his previous seasons, 5,038 yards in 2011 and 4,967 yards in 2012. As for TDs in a single campaign, Stafford’s career high is 41 which he set in 2011.
The new Rams passer would have to average 284.2 yards per game to break one record and 2.5 touchdowns per game to break the other.
Check out the article by Cameron DaSilva for 5 more Rams records in danger of falling in 2021.
And now for today’s links:
Position battle preview: Second tight end spot (Rams.com)
Eric Dickerson: Would be a ‘no-brainer’ for Rams to sign Todd Gurley (Rams Wire)
Rams agree to terms on rookie deal with 3rd-rounder Ernest Jones (Rams Wire)
7 Rams records that could be broken in 2021 (Rams Wire)
How 49ers Warner deal may help Rams defensive strategy (Ramblin Fan)
Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp dies after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle (CBS)
Buccaneers receive Super Bowl LV rings in private ceremony (NFL.com)
Best NFL running backs heading into 2021 season? Analysts reveal gold, silver, bronze picks (NFL.com)
Giants RB Saquon Barkley, TE Kyle Rudolph to begin training camp on PUP list (NFL.com)
NFL warning to teams: COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players could lead to forfeited games (ESPN)
DeAndre Hopkins among players to react to NFL’s vaccine memo to teams (ESPN)