clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Matthew Stafford is only QB in the NFL who hasn’t fumbled

Rams lead the NFL in fewest fumbles, largely thanks to the job done by Matthew Stafford and offensive line

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Rams Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Out of 39 players in the NFL to attempt at least 100 passes this season, only one has yet to fumble the football: Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. In fact, some quarterbacks have played a lot less and fumbled a lot more.

Kirk Cousins and Justin Fields each have seven fumbles even though they have only played in eight games. Josh Dobbs, who has played for two different teams this season, leads the NFL with 14 fumbles in 12 games. Lamar Jackson, the quarterback expected to face the Rams on Sunday if his illness reported on Thursday doesn’t stop him, has the second-most fumbles this year with 11.

NFC West foe Kyler Murray has fumbled three times and he’s only played in four games.

But Stafford is the NFL leader in fewest fumbles this season with zero and the L.A. Rams have the fewest fumbles in the NFL as a team. Kyren Williams has fumbled once on 156 touches, Austin Trammell and Puka Nacua have each fumbled once, and Brett Rypien, Stafford’s former backup who made two appearances, fumbled TWICE!

That’s five fumbles as a team in 2023 and three of those belong to a quarterback who isn’t on the team and a part time special teamer.

Credit Stafford, the offensive line, and also the running backs room. Especially after the nightmare fumbling issues of Cam Akers in the past. The Rams were second in the NFL in fewest fumbles when they won the Super Bowl in 2021.

That’s at least one thing the Rams have in common with that team.