It was reported by former NFL executive Michael Lombardi that Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is on the trade market.
“Matt Stafford is fully available,” Lombardi said on The Pat McAfee Show. “They would love to trade [him]. They can’t [easily] do it, because he’s got $57 million guaranteed. [But] they’re trying to get out from it. [They’ve] called teams, I know this.”
On Thursday afternoon, Rams general manager Les Snead poured cold water on this rumor. He said that Stafford will be back for the 2023 season.
“We’re going to definitely rely on Matthew, he’s definitely one of our pillars.” Snead said. “He’s definitely someone we’re going to rely on as we remodel this.”
Snead made it known that the Rams are remodeling their roster. They won’t just “bulldoze the house down.” Stafford had just 2,087 passing yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. To be fair, he missed eight games due to a neck injury.
In Stafford’s first season with the Rams, he put up prolific numbers and led the franchise to a Super Bowl title. If Stafford can get back to full strength this offseason, the Rams should feel pretty good about their starting quarterback.