Matt Stafford Makes Big Announcement Amidst Retirement Rumors

Tyler Maher
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford addressed his retirement rumors.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford addressed his retirement rumors. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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This season has been an abject disaster for Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams. Not only did the team just get eliminated from the playoffs with its loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 15, but Stafford is currently on the IR with a spinal cord contusion.

Stafford's injury will cause him to miss the rest of the season, and some have speculated that it could end his career and force him into early retirement. The 34-year-old gunslinger recently addressed those rumors on his wife's podcast.

Matthew Stafford Retirement Rumors

Fortunately for Rams fans, Stafford emphatically denied that he is planning to retire after his poor, injury-plagued campaign. When asked about retirement by his wife Kelly Stafford on Tuesday's episode of her "The Morning After" podcast, he simply replied, "No, no."

Stafford has already won Comeback Player of the Year once in his career, so he knows what it takes to overcome adversity. He also seemingly doesn't want to end his career on a down note, especially when he still potentially has several more productive seasons in front of him.

The former Pro Bowler is signed with Los Angeles through 2026, so there's still plenty of time for him to potentially win another Super Bowl with the Rams. The hope is that he can return healthy and productive in 2023 and put this lost, miserable season behind him.

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