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Rams Taking Extra Caution With Matthew Stafford During Training Camp

Larry Rupp
The Los Angeles Rams are taking extra caution with Matthew Stafford during training camp.
The Los Angeles Rams are taking extra caution with Matthew Stafford during training camp. / AP Photos/Mark J. Terrill

The Los Angeles Rams' trade for quarterback Matthew Stafford in January of 2021 certainly worked out in their favor. The franchise quarterback guided his new squad to a Super Bowl title and will look to do the same in 2022. That's why the Rams are taking extra caution with him in training camp.

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Stafford left it all out on the field last season, fighting through arm pain late in the campaign. He even ended up requiring an anti-inflammatory shot in his right elbow during the offseason. Head coach Sean McVay has stressed that the 34-year-old signal-caller will be on a "pitch count" as a result.

The development shouldn't come as a major surprise considering Stafford did not throw at all during minicamp and OTAs. He took mental reps with the first-team offense, instead, and focused on his recovery. His workload should ramp up as the start of the regular season grows closer and closer.

“Definitely knocking some rust off and feeling it again. It’s good to get out there and stress it a little bit and see how it reacts.”

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The 13-year pro tied a couple of career-best marks with a 67.2% completion percentage and 41 touchdowns in 2021. Stafford also ranked first among NFL QBs with 18 40-yard passing plays and third with 4,886 passing yards overall. Rams fans are hoping he can replicate that success this fall.

It's worth keeping an eye on Stafford as training camp continues into August. For now, the Rams own the fourth-best odds to win Super Bowl 57 at +1100, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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