Rams' Stafford: I won't retire after 2022 season
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford doesn't intend to retire after the 2022 season, he said during an appearance on "The Morning After with Kelly Stafford" podcast.
The 34-year-old quarterback endured multiple injuries this season, drawing speculation that he could decide to hang it up after the year. Stafford landed on the concussion protocol twice this year, with his second stint putting him on injured reserve after it was revealed he was dealing with a bruised spinal cord.
Stafford also dealt with an elbow injury coming into the 2022 campaign after reportedly undergoing surgery in the offseason.
The Rams rewarded Stafford with a four-year extension worth $160 million after he led the franchise to a Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The deal keeps the veteran signal-caller under contract until the 2026 campaign.
Stafford went 3-6 in nine starts for the Rams this season. He threw 10 touchdowns to eight interceptions, averaging 231.9 yards per game.
The 4-10 Rams, who were eliminated from postseason contention in Week 15, picked up former Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield on Dec. 6.