QB Matthew Stafford Speaks On Future Playing Plans

There's been lots of speculation over whether Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford will retire following the season.

In an appearance on "The Morning After" podcast, hosted by his wife Kelly, Stafford shot down any notion that he would retire after the season is over, simply responding "no" when asked if this is it for him.

The veteran quarterback is done for the season after suffering a spinal cord contusion, but he's expected to avoid any sort of offseason surgery and should make a full recovery through rehab. 

Stafford signed a four-year, $160 million contract extension with the Rams last March. There's a chance the thirty-four-year-old could be medically cleared for OTA's this coming spring, but, for now, the team will continue to use Baker Mayfield as the starting QB for the rest of the season.

Before his injury, Stafford was in the middle of one of his worst seasons in the NFL, seeing his touchdown rate and yards per attempt drastically decrease from the 2021 season. However, a lot of that can be attributed to the team's inability to protect him, with Stafford taking constant pressure and big hits in the pocket all season long.

Photo Credit:  Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports