35-Year-Old Matthew Stafford Is Struggling To Connect With His Young Teammates

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Despite only being 35 years old, Los Angeles Rams quarterback and Super Bowl winner Matthew Stafford is apparently having a hard time relating to his younger teammates.

During a recent episode of her podcast The Morning After With Kelly Stafford, Stafford’s wife Kelly detailed how the 35-year-old vet is apparently struggling to connect with some of his teammates.

“It’s kind of crazy. So Matthew’s been in the league a long time. He’s like ‘The difference in the locker room has changed so significantly.’ They have a lot of rookies on their team, they’re very young. But he’s like ‘I feel like I can’t connect,” Kelly said of her husband’s experience at training camp this summer.

“In the old days, you’d come out of practice, you’d shower, and people would be playing cards, interacting… But now they get out of practice, and meetings during training camp, and they go straight to their phones. They say ‘Sir’ to him and s—. He’s like ‘No, we’re on the same level here, we’re both playing in the league. Let me get to know you.’”

Between the injuries that plagued him in 2022 and the current disconnect he’s feeling with his Gen Z teammates, the writing might be on the wall for Stafford when it comes to his career, which may be entering its final season, especially if he suffers another long-term injury.

While the 2023-24 campaign is looking like it’s going to be another difficult season for the Los Angeles Rams, they’re at least expected to finish higher than the Arizona Cardinals, who are projected to be the last-place team in the NFC West.

Stafford and the rest of the Los Angeles Rams, who are two years from winning the Super Bowl, will kick off their 2023 season against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, September 10 at 4:25 p.m. EST.

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