Rams’ Stafford quashes retirement rumors on wife’s podcast
The Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford made it clear on Tuesday morning that he will not be retiring.
When asked by his wife on her podcast “The Morning After with Kelly Stafford,” the 34-year-old quashed the notion that his playing career was over.
Stafford’s response backs up Rams head coach Sean McVay’s words earlier this month, when he said he expected the former No. healthy upcoming season. Stafford didn’t play since week 11 due to a spinal cord injury and with Los Angeles officially being knocked out of the knockout stages following a “Monday Night Football” loss to the Green Bay Packers, it was assumed the once professional bowler would not compete. again this season.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo has cut Stafford’s contract situation through to 2023.
The longtime Detroit Lions quarterback entered the league’s concussion protocol for the first time after the Rams’ Week 9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Stafford missed the next game against the Arizona Cardinals but returned to the New Orleans Saints on November 20 before being reevaluated for concussion that afternoon.
This is only the second year since 2011 that Stafford has not played a full season, as he is limited to eight competitions in 2019. He has a 68.0% completion rate for 2,087 yards. passing, 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions this season.