Matthew Stafford RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sean McVay: I’m really excited about collaborating with Matthew Stafford

    Pro Football Talk "With the dust settled from the Rams trade for Matthew Stafford, the team has reason for optimism about what his addition can do for the team’s offense. Wide receiver Robert Woods made his excitement clear during a Thursday appearance on PFT Live. And in an..." April 16

  • Rams GM Les Snead hints at longer-term plan for Matthew Stafford in Los Angeles

    The Athletic "When the Rams traded for quarterback Matthew Stafford in January, they also inherited his two-year, $43 million deal. But according to general manager Les Snead, the team has longer-term hopes in mind for the 33-year-old that could keep him in Los Angeles for quite a bit longer than..." April 07

  • Rams' Matthew Stafford undergoes minor thumb procedure

    The Score "New Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford underwent a minor procedure on his right thumb in March, a source told Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic. The procedure, which stemmed from an injury Stafford suffered in December, was elective and a..." April 02

  • Matthew Stafford says trade to Rams has ‘reenergized’ him

    The Spun "Matthew Stafford will suit up for a new team for the first time in his NFL career once the 2021 regular season get underway. After 12 years in Detroit with the Lions, the former No. 1 overall pick will be a part of the Los Angeles Rams next fall. Playing for one team..." March 29

  • DeSean Jackson excited about joining Sean McVay, Matthew Stafford with Los Angeles Rams

    ESPN "Wide receiver DeSean Jackson hit the trifecta when he signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams in free agency. In addition to returning to L.A., where he grew up in nearby Crenshaw, Jackson also reunites with coach Sean McVay, who was his offensive..." March 26

  • Matthew Stafford has Los Angeles Rams believing he can take them from good to great

    USA Today "As the Los Angeles Rams officially turned the page from one-time face of the franchise Jared Goff and introduced their new starting quarterback Matthew Stafford late last week, coach Sean McVay did his best to keep the focus on the present and the future rather than the recent..." March 23

  • New Lions DT Michael Brockers apologizes for Jared Goff-Matthew Stafford comment

    Michigan Live "The Los Angeles Rams traded three draft picks for Matthew Stafford because they believed Stafford was a level up from Jared Goff. Heck, they even threw Goff into the deal. Then star defensive tackle Michael Brockers said in an interview what everyone in L.A. was thinking -- that he was thrilled..." March 22

  • Matthew Stafford: It’s pretty impressive to watch Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp

    USA Today "Although there were points in Matthew Stafford’s career with the Lions when he didn’t have a lot of offensive help, he did get to play with some talented pass-catchers. Calvin Johnson was obviously the best player Stafford ever threw a pass to, but Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and..." March 22

  • Did Matthew Stafford just rip the Detroit Lions in his first interview as a Ram?

    Detroit Sports Nation "  For 12 seasons, Matthew Stafford was the starting quarterback of the Detroit Lions but when the 2021 season starts, he will be in a different uniform as he has been traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Stafford will formally be introduced as a..." March 19

  • Rams paid Jared Goff roster bonus, traded third-round compensatory pick to Lions

    USA Today "The Rams and Lions both announced their blockbuster Jared Goff-Matthew Stafford trade on Thursday morning, making the deal official. After the deal was announced, two key details were revealed. The Rams paid Goff’s $2.5 million roster bonus, driving up his dead cap charge to..." March 19

  • The Matthew Stafford-Detroit Lions Farewell Video Could Have Been Longer

    The Big Lead "Hours before Matthew Stafford officially became a Los Angeles Ram, the Detroit Lions posted a nine-minute farewell video from one of the toughest dudes to ever put on a football uniform. It was a love letter to the place he's called home for his entire professional career. It's a love..." March 18

  • Rams, Lions announce Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff trade

    Detroit Lions "The Detroit Lions announced today that they have acquired QB Jared Goff and undisclosed draft selections from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for QB Matthew Stafford. Goff comes to Detroit after spending the first five seasons of his career (2016-20) with the Rams, who selected him..." March 18

  • Andrew Whitworth: Matthew Stafford has respect across NFL

    USA Today "Andrew Whitworth figures to be back with the Los Angeles Rams next season, barring a change of heart from either the team or himself. And assuming he returns, he’ll be protecting the blindside of a new quarterback when the Rams take the field in Week 1. The team has agreed to..." March 12

  • Rams Star Michael Brockers Says Matt Stafford 'Is A Level Up' Over Jared Goff

    TMZ "Michael Brockers is putting the argument to bed ... the Rams star clearly believes L.A. won the QB trade with Detroit -- telling TMZ Sports Matt Stafford is just better than Jared Goff. "Is it a level up?" Brockers said when asked if Stafford was an..." March 06

  • T.J. Hockenson: Every Lions player is rooting for Matthew Stafford to win a ring

    Michigan Live "On playing with Matthew Stafford: “He is probably the best dude, the best player I’ve ever been around. Period. Like period. I mean, the dude did some crazy stuff in practice. Like, my rookie year, my first year, I was on the outside and I ran an in route, you..." March 04

  • Rams Eyeing Matthew Stafford Extension Or Restructure

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams traded two first-round picks and change to acquire Matthew Stafford, so it would stand to reason they are planning to commit to the former Lions starter long-term. But after the trade, a new contract was not viewed as an immediate priority. Stafford’s 2017..." March 03

  • Frank Ragnow: Matthew Stafford is my favorite teammate ever

    Pride Of Detroit "There’s not much in the NFL like the relationship between center and quarterback. Not only is the center largely responsible for protecting the quarterback, but those two share the literal same space on the field on every single down. So when Detroit Lions center Frank..." February 19

  • Matthew Stafford Reveals Class Move to Help Jared Goff With Lions

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions are switching quarterbacks for the first time since 2009, but the good news is, the move will come with a significant bit of grace attached. Matthew Stafford is heading to Los Angeles while Jared Goff will make his way east to Detroit...." February 16

  • Matthew Stafford wanted Jim Caldwell to stay, had ‘good’ relationship with Matt Patricia

    Pride Of Detroit "Earlier in the week, soon-to-be Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford had a farewell chat with Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press that went over his decision to ask for a trade, what Detroit means to him, and his future with in Los Angeles. On Sunday, Albom published..." February 15

  • Matthew Stafford responds to rumor about avoiding Patriots

    Yardbarker "A report earlier this offseason stated that former Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford would be willing to play for any team but the New England Patriots. On Sunday, Stafford clarified that report, saying there were a few teams he didn't want to be traded..." February 14

  • Matthew Stafford had a left elbow injury to go with thumb, rib, ankle injuries in 2020

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Matthew Stafford played every game for the Lions in 2020, but it wasn’t because he was healthy. In an interview with Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press about leaving the Lions, Stafford discussed the injury issues that affected him in what will..." February 11

  • Matthew Stafford, wife give $1 million going away gift to Detroit

    Pro Football Talk "Matthew Stafford spent 12 years in Detroit. He made a lot of memories, even if he never won a playoff game there. The quarterback, whom the Lions recently traded to the Rams, is leaving something permanent behind in Detroit. Stafford and his wife, Kelly, announced..." February 11

  • Matthew Stafford explains trade request: 'I wanted to shoot my shot' at a championship

    Detroit Free Press "As Matthew Stafford headed into the meeting that would change his life, he texted his wife, Kelly, and wrote, “Well, here we go.” The Detroit Lions president, Rod Wood, was waiting in the room. The Lions owner, Sheila Ford Hamp, was on speaker phone. Stafford,..." February 11

  • Players text Matthew Stafford about joining him with Los Angeles Rams

    ESPN "Just as Tom Brady had lured free agents to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Matthew Stafford is expected to do the same for the Los Angeles Rams. Shortly after the Rams and Detroit Lions agreed to a trade that would send Stafford out West, the..." February 07

  • Carolina Panthers offered No. 8 pick, Teddy Bridgewater for Matthew Stafford

    ESPN "The Carolina Panthers made a serious offer to the Detroit Lions in an effort to acquire quarterback Matthew Stafford, according to league sources. The Panthers offered the eighth overall pick in this year's draft, a fifth-round pick and..." February 07

  • Todd Gurley reacts to Rams decision to send QB to Lions for Matthew Stafford

    CBS Sports "Todd Gurley is wearing a wry smile at the moment, and it's not difficult to ascertain why. The three-time All-Pro running back is only one year removed from being unceremoniously released by the Los Angeles Rams, despite still being productive and having set franchise records in..." February 05

  • Devin McCourty on Matthew Stafford: Go wherever makes you happy

    WEEI Boston "Following Matthew Stafford being traded from the Lions to the Rams last weekend, it was reported the veteran quarterback said he would be traded anywhere but New England. In the coming days, ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi said the quarterback isn't tough enough for New..." February 05

  • Tedy Bruschi: Matthew Stafford “not tough enough” to play for the Patriots

    Fox News "Matthew Stafford played through major back issues within the last three years of his NFL career, but a former Super Bowl-champion linebacker said Thursday the quarterback is not tough enough to play for the New England Patriots. Tedy Bruschi, a former Patriots linebacker who..." February 04

  • Aaron Donald: 'Everybody shocked with' Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff trade

    The Score "Aaron Donald's reaction to the blockbuster trade between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions last week was the same as everyone else's: He was stunned. "I'm pretty sure everybody was shocked with it," Donald said Wednesday on "The Dan..." February 03

  • Kyler Murray has a very high opinion of Matthew Stafford

    Yahoo! Sports "Tuesday’s PFT Live includes an interview recorded on Monday with Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. One of the questions for Murray focused on the quarterback change that, as of March 17, will happen for one of Arizona’s rivals in the NFC West,..." February 02

  • Will failed Matthew Stafford suitors now pivot to Deshaun Watson?

    Pro Football Talk "Several teams tried to get quarterback Matthew Stafford from the Lions. With Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson wanting a trade of his own, it’s easy to look at the teams that didn’t get Stafford as the starting point for those who will chase Watson. The..." February 01

  • Panthers offered No. 8 pick and more for Matthew Stafford

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Lions shocked the NFL world over the weekend when they traded former No. 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff, two first round picks and a third round pick. Multiple reports had confirmed that the Rams weren’t the only team interested in trading for the..." February 01

  • Matthew Stafford trade: Years of Lions and Rams mistakes are what made them perfect, awkward partners

    CBS Sports "I understand the Matthew Stafford trade. I get it from both sides. Honestly, I do. It's an NBA transaction at its core, a salary dump (Jared Goff) driving up the draft price. And it may turn out to be a win/win in the end. The Lions will have to do..." February 01

  • Lions Had 6+ Offers For Matthew Stafford

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions agreed to trade Matthew Stafford to the Rams over the weekend, but not before mulling more than six offers in total, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com hears (Twitter links). A few of those packages included a 2021 first-rounder. Ultimately, the Lions opted for two future..." February 01

  • The Rams Have Matthew Stafford and No Margin for Error

    The Ringer "In a week full of risky trades, the Rams showed hedge fund managers how to get out of a bad deal: attach a first-round pick. The Rams and the Lions pulled off the biggest NFL trade in years on Saturday night when Los Angeles sent Jared Goff, two first-round picks, and a third to..." February 01

  • Matthew Stafford Is Better Than You Think—Now He Gets the Chance to Prove It

    SI "The Rams gave up a lot for Matthew Stafford, and the simple explanation is that he is one of the best players in the NFL. This was hard to see at times when he played for the Lions and the team kept losing, and it might be hard to see now. It will be obvious when he starts taking snaps in..." February 01

  • Sean McVay became “fixated” on Matthew Stafford

    Pro Football Talk "Although quarterback Matthew Stafford ostensibly would have accepted a trade to any team but the Patriots, Stafford wanted to play for Sean McVay and the Rams. In the end, Stafford got what he wanted. Chris Simms explained on Monday’s PFT Live that..." February 01

  • How good is Matthew Stafford? Shorn of the Lions' ineptitude and paired with Sean McVay, we're about to find out

    Yahoo! Sports "Whenever I encounter a football fan who knows I’m a native Detroiter who covers the NFL for a living, it never takes long for them to eventually ask the same question: “So, um … what do you think of Matthew Stafford?” At which point I inevitably..." February 01

  • Los Angeles Rams Tried Trading For Aaron Rodgers Before Trade With Detroit Lions

    Total Pro Sports "The Los Angeles Rams were looking to strike gold this offseason, and they did so on Saturday by replacing Jared Goff. The Lions traded Stafford to the Rams in exchange for Jared Goff, two future first-round picks, and a third-round pick. Sam Farmer dropped some huge news on..." January 31

  • If the 49ers keep Jimmy Garoppolo, are they better than Matthew Stafford’s Rams?

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Rams have a new quarterback after acquiring Matthew Stafford on Saturday in a huge blockbuster deal that sent Jared Goff and picks to the Detroit Lions. Stafford and the Lions were destined to part ways and, ultimately, the Rams wanted to move..." January 31

  • Rams reportedly could extend Matthew Stafford contract

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the big perks of trading for Matthew Stafford is that the quarterback has a very reasonable two-year, $43 million contract. That, however, does not mean the Los Angeles Rams won’t look to rework it. Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reported Saturday that the Rams could..." January 31

  • Barry Sanders Reacts To The Lions Trading Matthew Stafford

    MSN.com "The 32-year-old will make way for Los Angeles to join the Rams in 2021 after a groundbreaking trade. In return, the Lions will receive former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff as well as two first-round picks and a third-rounder. Stafford will leave a lasting impact in Detroit, one..." January 31

  • Biggest Trades in NFL History After Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff Blockbuster

    Bleacher Report "Everyone expected Matthew Stafford to be traded this offseason. No one expected it to be this trade. The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams agreed to a blockbuster deal late Saturday night, sending Stafford to Los Angeles in exchange for Jared Goff, two first-round..." January 31

  • Matt Stafford Would’ve Accepted Trade Anywhere In The NFL, Except To The Patriots

    Total Pro Sports "Matt Stafford knew his time in Detroit was over, which is why he went to the front office and asked to be traded. He got his wish on Saturday night when the team sent him to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff and multiple draft picks. According to a report from Tom Curran, the new..." January 31

  • Rams fork over a lot to the Lions for Matt Stafford, but it's clear LA was disappointed with Jared Goff

    USA Today "Determined to move on from the quarterback they awarded a four-year, $100 million contract to just two seasons ago, the Los Angeles Rams have pulled off a blockbuster deal. They're sending Jared Goff, two first-round draft picks and a third-round pick to the..." January 31

  • Either the Rams or the Lions can decline to proceed with the Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff trade

    MSN.com "Although plenty of articles (including most of the articles written by me) will characterize the Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff trade as a done deal, it’s not. It won’t be until March 17 at 4:01 p.m. ET. More specifically, it won’t be until both..." January 31

  • Detroit Lions' Top 2021 selections, ideal prospects to target after Matthew Stafford trade

    Sportsnaut "The Detroit Lions are rolling their sleeves up on a rebuild with a change in leadership, as head coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes take over key positions in the organization. How will these new-look Lions spend their top picks in the 2021 NFL..." January 31

  • Matthew Stafford’s Wife Glowingly Reacts To Blockbuster Trade of Husband To Rams

    Total Pro Sports "The Stafford family is excited about going from a cold weather city to a warm one. On Saturday, the Detroit Lions parted ways with their franchise quarterback when they traded Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles in exchange for Jared Goff and a ton of draft picks. " January 31

  • Here is why the Rams gave up so much to get QB Matthew Stafford

    Larry Brown Sports "There were numerous contenders in the Matthew Stafford trade sweepstakes, and many teams submitted competitive offers to the Detroit Lions. So how did the Los Angeles Rams end up with Stafford? And why did they give up so much? There is a simple explanation. Let’s start..." January 31

  • Matthew Stafford Won't Receive New Rams Contract

    Bleacher Report "Matthew Stafford gets a chance to start fresh after his trade to the Los Angeles Rams, but the quarterback reportedly won't receive a new contract, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Rams acquired Stafford in a reported trade with the Detroit..." January 31