Sean McVay discusses 'plan' for Matthew Stafford as Rams QB recovers from elbow injury
Matthew Stafford is coming off a season where he led the Los Angeles Rams to their 2nd Super Bowl championship in franchise history, and the former Georgia great is looking to make it back-to-back titles as he enters his 2nd season in the City of Angels after 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions.
That said, an elbow injury has limited Stafford’s participation in Rams training camp as he has yet to go through drills with the rest of the team. According to Pro Football Talk, the veteran underwent an offseason procedure, and while head coach Sean McVay hasn’t confirmed or denied it being a “bad” case of tendinitis as has been reported, he did liken Stafford’s injury to one that a professional pitcher would get.
“We’ve always kind of stayed true (to the plan),” McVay said, via a live stream from the team. “This one is a three-day bucket. He’ll work (Tuesday), and you’ll see him do a similar workload as last week.”
During the 2021 regular season, Stafford threw for 4,886 yards and tied a career-best with 41 touchdowns versus just 17 interceptions. His 67.2 completion percentage in 2021 matched his career high with Detroit in 2015.
In the playoffs, he recorded 1,188 yards passing and 9 touchdowns, with a 70 percent completion percentage. During Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals, he was 26-of-40 for 283 yards and 3 touchdowns.