With the Los Angeles Rams coming off a horrendous 5-12 season one year after winning the Super Bowl, many wondered if they would change direction in an effort to get back on track in 2023. Instead, the team has opted to stay the course in the hopes of bouncing back.
After head coach Sean McVay announced he'll return for the 2023 season, the Rams revealed their future plans for quarterback Matthew Stafford.
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According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, Stafford will likely return in 2023 as well. The Rams are expected to pick up his 2023 option bonus and 2024 salary, which will run them a combined $62 million.
LA is hopeful the 34-year-old gunslinger can rebound from an injury-marred 2022. Stafford was limited to just nine games by an assortment of ailments, including a concussion and a neck injury. His performance suffered as well, as his 231.9 passing yards per game and 50.2 QBR were some of the worst marks of his career.
While some speculated that Stafford would retire rather than risk further injury, he emphatically denied those rumors and plans to keep playing.
With McVay and Stafford back in the fold, the Rams will try to reload and return to contention in 2023. Stafford reclaiming his Pro Bowl-caliber form would go a long way toward making that happen.