Last season was a bit of a struggle for Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams.
Stafford couldn’t stay healthy and the team overall just didn’t live up to expectations.
Now, the franchise is undergoing some changes as the front office has made some bold moves. Despite that, they still have Matthew Stafford as their starting quarterback.
He’s in line to return for the 2023 season and the veteran quarterback opens up about his recovery process and what’s left ahead for the Rams.
According to Kevin Patra, Matthew Stafford claims he feels “refreshed.” Although he’s not young anymore, the Rams quarterback seems confident about his return to the field next season.
This time last offseason, Stafford was recovering from an elbow injury that hindered his offseason.
Here is Matthew Stafford explaining the woes from last season and how different it is this time around.
“I wasn’t able to do what I wanted to do. We handed the ball off on every play or whatever. I didn’t throw all offseason. That’s kind of frustrating for a guy that likes to do that. So, it’s kind of nice that I’ll be able to go out there and have a much more normal offseason experience and be able to be out there and do what I love to do.”
So, it appears the Rams quarterback is enjoying this offseason much more than the last. Although he’s not the same player he was in his younger days, Matthew Stafford still feels he can be a strong asset for this team.
“(I’m) not probably a human JUGS machine like I used to be, but can still get it out there and throw it around a bunch. So, it’ll be a process as it always is to try and stay as healthy as you possibly can at all times. But I definitely feel like I can go out there and compete and do everything I want to do, which is fun and exciting for me.”
The Rams are one of the more interesting teams to watch this offseason, as it’s unclear how competitive they’ll be in the 2023 season.
Even so, Matthew Stafford seems more than confident he can get back on track. If that’s the case, then perhaps Los Angeles can be a surprise team out of the NFC West.