Rams place Matthew Stafford on injured reserve

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Matthew Stafford‘s 2022 season appears likely to have come to an end.

The Rams announced on Saturday that they’ve placed the quarterback on injured reserve.

Stafford is eligible to return from IR in Week 17. But at that point, it’s hard to see why the Rams would want to play him, given that they’re all but certain to be eliminated from postseason contention.

Head coach Sean McVay said on Friday that Stafford had cleared the concussion protocol but his status as out against the Seahawks wouldn’t change due to Stafford’s neck injury.

McVay also noted that there currently isn’t concern that Stafford’s neck issue would linger into something that would affect him in 2023.

In eight games this season, Stafford completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,087 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The Rams have John Wolford and Bryce Perkins on their active roster. Wolford is slated to start on Sunday against Seattle.

Los Angeles also activated linebacker Daniel Hardy off of injured reserve, signed linebacker kier Thomas and receiver Austin Trammell to the 53-man roster, and elevated running back Malcolm Brown and defensive end T.J. Carter from the practice squad.

39 responses to “Rams place Matthew Stafford on injured reserve

  1. 120 Million in guarantees with contract signed in late March 2022. That didn’t age well.

    He got paid (actual $) 66 million this year

  2. Rams’ John Wohlford vs. Jordan Love for upcoming Monday Night game that will LIKELY be flexed OUT of Monday Night game…..

  3. Mcvay should be fired for purring Wohlford out there as his Qb. He’s a division 3 level talent. He got Kupp ird. He’s a joke and mcvay is a joke for sending him out there in an nfl game. Same goes for Bryce Perkins.

  4. Not sure how they could do it, but they should go after first ballot HOF QB Russell Wilson. Could you imagine him in a Sean McVay offense? Stafford isn’t even a poor man’s Russell Wilson.

  5. Don’t give me that hangover nonsense This was a poorly run team with a QB that checked out once that 66 mill hit his bank account They shouldn’t even been there last year but the NFL had to justify a stadium that will never hit full capacity during a NFL game neither team has the fan base with the parade telling us all we need to know about LA teams

  6. Tanking? For what? They have no picks! They are gonna be in the basement for a long time!

  7. And honestly, I don’t consider it a real Super Bowl title.

    They put lasted a bunch of good but not fret teams. Probably has rank as the least satisfying Super Bowl in quite awhile.

    Ya it’s a title but it just feels fake. It is what is. I am not sure anyone will ever bring up the 2021 SB the rest of my life unless it’s to talk about the great Joe Burrow.

    The 99 Rams…that’s a title team.

    Detroit is salivating.

    That Rams-Broncos game in a few weeks will decide picks 2-5.

    Bears are guaranteed the third spot if they lose out, hard to imagine they’ll end up second.

  8. I have no horse in the race but they WON the superbowl last year, let that sink in for a moment…

    A superbowl win in and of itself is worth everything they gave up amd more, just ask Aurther Blank, Stephen Ross and the fans of the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills.

  9. The Rams are going to be needing a QB real soon. They don’t have many resources unless they are going to move some players.
    I don’t know if Stafford stinks this season because of injuries or he’s washed up. They don’t even have a good quality backup right now.

  10. He is really a tough dude but it looks like this maybe it for him. Super Bowl after all those years suffering in Detroit? He could ride off into the sunset.

  11. Wise move. Protect the Franchise QB. Next year O-line has to be 1st priority. Defense must be improved using wise free agent signings. Can’t afford high end signings obviously.

  12. Some Rams and Lions fans spent the off-season talking about how Stafford was a hall of famer, this season proved that he’s long been a QB that flashes tremendous talent but isn’t consistent with elevating himself and the team around him.

  13. Stafford’s SB win was more impressive than Brady’s who won his in a COVID year with opt outs and players missing games.

  14. plowdawg65 says:
    December 3, 2022 at 3:03 pm
    Was the Super Bowl (bought and paid for) worth being irrelevant for the next 10 years?

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    Honestly? It probably was. There’s still teams out there searching fruitlessly forever for a ring. Just one ring is absolutely huge for a team and a franchise. McVay, Snead, Donald, Kupp, et al will forever be legends in LA.

    Yeah they might have sucked for a decade before and after but at least they aren’t the Cardinals

  15. He can work on his “Pizza Pizza!” delivery in his commercials. If there’s anyone who shouldn’t be on TV acting, it’s him.

    The NFL gifted the Rams the SB last year and now it’s back into obscurity. They will be back in St. louis by the end of the decade.

  16. Do people in Detroit still wear Stafford Rams jerseys everywhere like last season, or are they bandwagon fans too just like LA ones?

  17. Stafford will never get back to the SB again and it wouldnt surprise me if coach left the rams next yr too

  18. bobthebob12 says:
    December 3, 2022 at 5:28 pm
    plowdawg65 says:
    December 3, 2022 at 3:03 pm
    Was the Super Bowl (bought and paid for) worth being irrelevant for the next 10 years?

    11216Rate This
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    Honestly? It probably was. There’s still teams out there searching fruitlessly forever for a ring. Just one ring is absolutely huge for a team and a franchise. McVay, Snead, Donald, Kupp, et al will forever be legends in LA.

    Yeah they might have sucked for a decade before and after but at least they aren’t the Cardinals

    Thinking about the long term health of the franchise in LA, I don’t think it was. In a city long known for having fickle front-runner fans, winning quickly didn’t give the team a chance to organically build a following. Just a quick win and an immediate drop into irrelevance.
    The mindset of going all in when the opportunity presents itself makes sense for an established fan base, particularly one that has suffered in failure for decades. Dynasties in the age of free agency are simply far too rare to expect a multi-year run of championship competitiveness. So when you have the chance to grab a title, you push in chips/picks.
    But the Rams?
    Nobody in the city will care about the team next year or decade. Not that they ever did…

  19. bike1122 says:
    December 3, 2022 at 5:56 pm
    Stafford will never get back to the SB again and it wouldnt surprise me if coach left the rams next yr too

    Might be true. But Stafford and McVay will always have a Super Bowl victory on their resumes and that makes up for a lot.
    Stafford can retire now, no sense playing on rebuilding team when you’ve had the number of injuries he’s had over his career. McVay can do whatever he wants to do. Within the league’s inner circles I’m sure he’s recognized as a good coach. He’ll be in demand as a coach and potentially in the broadcast booth as well.

  20. If the decision to retire from football has already been made, I don’t think the Rams would make the announcement until after the season. Reading between the lines, I think the decision has already been made.

  21. This team is slowly morphing into what the Lions used to be. Coaching is awful. Hurt and under performing players. And what seems like little to no way out. They did win a SB though.

  22. The Rams may have to spend several years rebuilding and digging out form under the big contracts. They have mainly older players.
    The question is – will they see how next year goes and if it’s not going well – trade away the remaining good players?

  23. lionsnati0n says:
    December 3, 2022 at 7:50 pm
    Are you guys really going to hand us Bryce Young, Jameson Williams QB

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    Like it matters. You are still the Lions. They could both be Hall of famers and still will retire without winning a thing and disgusted with the organization.

  24. lionsnati0n says:
    December 3, 2022 at 7:50 pm
    Are you guys really going to hand us Bryce Young, Jameson Williams QB
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    Does it matter? The Lions couldn’t even win a playoff game in a season where Stafford threw for over 5,000 yards and 41 TDs. Your team also thought Matt Patricia was going to be their savior.

  25. Home teams won back to back Superbowls . That has never happened before and may never happen again. The Rams went all in and Won Big.

  26. That last minute game winning drive in Tampa was a thing of beauty. Stafford is a stud as tuff as they come . He has a Superbowl ring and will one day be in the NFL hall of Fame.

  27. The Rams have no draft picks? They have 11 in the up coming draft. Ok so 7 of those are in the 5th and 6th rounds. Tom Brady was a 6th round pick .

  28. Just a few things. First, don’t underestimate the loss of Whitworth. Stafford was sacked 30 times last season and this year he’s been sacked 29 in just 9 games. Secondly, would you rather have a Super Bowl with Stafford or guestimate on a draft pick. They tried that with Goff and, in return, went out and got Stafford. Next, for those saying Stafford isn’t a HOFer, why not? Because he only has one Super Bowl? Brett Favre only has one and he has a worse completion percentage and way more INTs playing for a much better team (the Packers) than Stafford (the Lions). Same for Joe Namath, who’s completion percentage is just over 50 percent and he has more INTs than TDs. So if you keep Stafford out do you remove guys with worse numbers? Probably not. Lastly, if I am Bryce Young and I think there is even a remote chance I get picked by the Lions, I don’t come out this year. That said, he is going to Houston unless the Lions package at least three or so first round picks to move up to the No. 1 spot.

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