Stafford finished QB7 in his first season as the Rams’ starter. Oh, and he won the Super Bowl too. The team lost Odell Beckham to an ACL tear, but reloaded by signing Allen Robinson to replace him. Stafford doesn’t offer much as a runner, but has plenty of talent around him and could post another 4800+ yard, 40+ touchdown season if the Rams stay healthy.
A day after going through a full workload in the Los Angeles Rams' intersquad scrimmage, quarterback Matthew Stafford said his right elbow feels "good" and he feels "right on track to be doing what I want to be doing."
Stafford, who dealt with an elbow injury last season, received an injection in his right elbow during the offseason and did not throw during the Rams' spring workouts. He entered training camp on a throwing schedule that head coach Sean McVay said was just to make sure the team is being smart with the quarterback's arm leading up to Week 1, the story said. As we reported Monday, Stafford, got "60-plus plays" during the scrimmage on Tuesday, and also according to HC Sean McVay, "had great energy" and "great command all day."
Coach Sean McVay said Matthew Stafford was a full participant in Monday’s workout, which was closed to reporters after 20 minutes. Stafford will be a full participant Tuesday when the first-team offense runs more than 60 plays, McVay said.
Stafford has had an elbow issue that has plagued him since last season and will be tested again Tuesday when the Rams scrimmage for the first time. Stafford will not play in preseason games, so the scrimmage should provide the Rams with another marker as Stafford plays through tendinitis while preparing for the Sept. 8 opener against the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium, the story said.
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said quarterback Matthew Stafford's right elbow pain is "a little bit abnormal for a quarterback," comparing it instead to what pitchers deal with.
The article goes on to say that he threw during individual and 7-on-7 drills as recently as yesterday, but we can't construe quarterback elbow pain in a positive light. Apparently, Stafford has been working with the pain throughout the offseason, attempting different things with the athletic training staff to alleviate the issue. This is something to keep an eye on leading into the regular season.
One of the most overlooked questions as the 2022 season approaches is whether and to what extent the elbow of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford will remain properly functional.
“We’d lessened Matthew’s workload today,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on Monday. “Really when we look at it, we’ve got five weeks until September 8. He’s still feeling a little bit of pain, he could push through it. You guys have been out here, he’s been throwing and competing in team settings. We felt like the smart thing was let’s really just take it a week at a time."
Stafford didn’t throw at all in the offseason due to inflammation in the elbow, the story said. The story added eventually, he needed an injection and it’s been something to watch throughout the early days of camp. As of Saturday, Stafford said it’s all “coming along,” according to the story. On Monday, the Rams acknowledged that Stafford is still feeling some discomfort — and that the team cut back this throwing during Monday’s practice because of it.