The Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has been the subject of many rumors. You may have heard rumors that he was considering giving up, particularly following certain injuries sustained on the pitch. This is the inside word from the horse’s mouth, or rather, Stafford himself, in this instance.
Now, Stafford isn’t exactly a rookie. He’s been tossing that pigskin around in the NFL for a solid 15 years. That’s like a lifetime in football years, right? The guy was the top pick in 2009, and now, at the seasoned age of 35, some folks are wondering if he’s getting ready to hang up his cleats.
The latest talk around town involves a UCL sprain. Ouch! But hold on to retirement? Not in Stafford’s playbook. Despite the injuries and a resume that boasts a Super Bowl win, he’s not ready to kick back and watch the games from the couch just yet.
During a rеcеnt convеrsation on Thе Pat McAfее Show, Stafford clarifiеd things. Hе spokе on how much hе еnjoyеd thе gamе, how еxciting it was to compеtе, and how friеndly thе lockеr room was. Hе claims that although thе whееls arе a littlе wobbly, thеy arе not yеt coming off.
“I lovе playing this game. I lovе compеting, I lovе bеing in thе lockеr room with thе guys. I’ll nеvеr gеt that again, so I want to make sure I gеt as many opportunities to do that as I can. I lovе this tеam, I lovе thе city, it’s bееn a blast,” Stafford said.
He’s got a point there. Winning a Super Bowl and putting up some solid passing stats over the years – Stafford’s got the credentials. But the guy’s not ready to ride off into the sunset. Nope, not him.
Now, there was a moment of reflection after last season. Stafford had a chat with his wife, especially after dealing with a spinal cord injury that cut his season short. But here’s the kicker; he’s happy with the choice to keep playing. The fire’s still burning, and he’s not ready to put it out just yet.
And what about the condition related to his thumb he is currently suffering with? Not that huge. Stafford claims he is improving and is on the mend. It appears like he will return to action sooner rather than later as the Rams take a week off.
Take a deep breath, Rams supporters. There is no way your quarterback is going to announce his retirement any time soon. Stafford is still throwing the ball with extreme skill, and it appears like he will continue to do so until he thinks he needs to put up his helmet for good as long as he’s enjoying himself and the game. This seasoned quarterback is not ready to leave the stage just yet, so kick back, unwind, and enjoy the Stafford show.