Matthew Stafford is an American based footballer; he plays as a quarterback for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams. Matthew played his college football at The University of Georgia and was a first-team All-American. Further, in the 2009 NFL Draft, he was selected 1st overall by the Detroit Lions. Ranking in the top 20 in pass attempts, passing yards, completions, and passing touchdowns, Matthew is 4th in all-time passing yards per game and also the fastest NFL player to hit 40,000 passing yards.
From 2009 to 2020, Matthew played for the Lions as a primary starter. In 2011, he had a breakout season when he became the 4th NFL quarterback to throw for above 5,000 yards in a single season and also led the Lions to their 1st playoff appearance since 1999. Further, in 2014 and 2016, Matthew led the Lions again to 2 further postseason runs, earning Pro Bowl honors. In 2021, Matthew mutually agreed to part ways with the Lions and was traded to the Rams, leading them to victory in Super Bowl LVI.
Will Matthew Stafford’s Spinal Cord Injury End His NFL Career?
With Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (34) on reserve injury, fans are concerned that he might not be ready to play the following season.
On Friday, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has some fears that Matthew may take time to recover. While speaking to the media, Sean said that the spinal cord contusion Matthew suffered would not need any invasive procedure. He also added that Matthew has “a healthy offseason” and should be ready for the next season.
The 2022 season for Matthew ends as one of the least efficient of his otherwise athletic career. This year’s season, he had his lowest yards per game total and a career-low 3.3-percent touchdown rate.
The Rams owe Matthew, as he is under contract for the next three years. But if Matthew is already declined, the Rams might be forced to search for other options at quarterback. Unfortunately, they don’t have any high draft picks to get a top prospect.
The Rams might be in the market if Matthew isn’t as healthy. They may turn to another player next year; otherwise, who will be the Rams’ starter for the 2023 season?
Matthew Stafford Early Life:
|Full Real Name||John Matthew Stafford|
|Date Of Birth||February 7th, 1988|
|Age||34 years old|
|Year Of Birth||1988|
|Current Residence||Dallas, Texas|
Matthew was born on 7th February 1988 in Tampa, Florida. He was raised in Dunwoody, Georgia, while his father attended the University of Georgia. Later, his family moved to Dallas, Texas.
Matthew Stafford Family Background:
Matthew was born to John and Margaret Stafford. He has only one sibling, an elder sister named Page.
Matthew Stafford Education:
|Highest Qualification||High school degree|
|University||University of Georgia|
|High School||Highland Park High School|
Matthew attended Highland Park High School. He started his college career coaching under coach Randy Allen. In the Class of 2006, Matthew was considered one of the finest high school quarterbacks in the US. He then enrolled at the University of Georgia and later forgave his senior season as he entered the NFL Draft.
Matthew Stafford Physical stats:
|Weight In Kg||100kg|
|Height In Feet||6 ft 3 in|
|Eye Color||light brown|
Matthew stands 6 ft 3 in tall and weighs around 100kg. He has an athletic body build with a fair complexion. Further, he has short blonde hair and attractive light brown eyes, and he often keeps a short beard. Matthew has a beautiful innocent smile.
Matthew Stafford Birth Signs:
|Birth Sign Duality||Assertive|
|Birth Sign Modality||Fixed|
According to Matthew’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Aquarius. Currently, he is 34 years old. His birth flower is Primrose, and his birth element is Air. Further, his ruling planet is Uranus, which governs innovation, technology, and surprising events.
Matthew Stafford Net worth:
|Net Worth||$80 million|
Matthew’s estimated net worth is around $80 million. During his college and professional career, he has achieved several honors and has broken numerous records.
About his real estate, Matthew resided in Bloomfield Hills in a 12,000-square-foot mansion. In 2016, he and his wife remodeled the house and, in January 2021, relisted the mansion for $6.5 million. Further, Matthew purchased a spec home in Hidden Hills, California, worth $19.6 million. In April 2022, he expanded his Hidden Hills footprint and acquired the two neighboring ranch homes.
Matthew Stafford Relationship Status:
|Spouse Name||Kelly Hall|
|Daughters||Sawyer, Chandler, Hunter Hope and Tyler Hall|
|No Of Children||4|
When Matthew was in Georgia, he met cheerleader Kelly Hall. She is the sister of Chad Hall, a former NFL player. The couple married on 4th April 2015 and have 4 daughters: twins Sawyer and Chandler (born in 2017), Hunter Hope (born in 2018), and Tyler Hall (born in 2020).
In April 2019, Kelly stated via Instagram that she had a brain tumor; in April 2021, she underwent a 12-hour surgery.
In 2015, Matthew donated to the SAY Detroit Play Center $1 million.
Matthew Stafford Career:
After graduating from high school in 2006, Matthew enrolled at the University of Georgia. He became the 1st freshman quarterback since 1998 to start for the Georgia Bulldogs. During the 2006 season, as an opener against Western Kentucky, he passed for 40 yards in a 48-12 win. Further, the rest of the season was inconsistent for the team, but head coach Mark Richt named Matthew the starter for the rest of the season. Matthew completed 20 32 passes for 267 yards and 2 touchdowns, a win over Mississippi State. The best game of his season was against the Auburn Tigers, where Matthew finished at 14 of 20 for 219 yards and 1 touchdown, winning 37-15. He completed his freshman season with 1,749 passing yards and 7 touchdowns.
In season 2007, Matthew, along with the team, accomplished a major feat when they defeated Auburn, Florida, and Georgia Tech; it was the 1st time since 1982 when the Bulldogs defeated all 3 rivals in 1 season. Matthew also helped the team to lead an 11-2 record over the season. He finished the 2008 season with 235 pass completions for 3,549 passing yards, the 2nd most in the school’s history. Later, Matthew forgave his senior season as he entered the NFL Draft.
In the 2009 NFL Draft, Matthew became the first overall pick by the Detroit Lions and signed a six-year contract worth $78 million. In Week 1, he became the 1st Lions rookie quarterback to start since 1968. Further, he threw 5 touchdowns in a 38-37 victory against the Cleveland Browns, marking him the youngest quarterback ever to accomplish so. In addition, Matthew recorded 422 passing yards, and for his performance, he earned the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Over his 12 years with the Detroit Lions, Matthew set numerous records. In 2012, he became the 4th quarterback in NFL history to throw 5,000 passing yards in 1 season; he also scored a career-high 520 passing yards against the Green Bay Packers. Matthew is also the fastest player in NFL history to complete 40,000 yards in 147 games. Additionally, he holds the NFL record for the maximum comeback wins in a single season, scoring 8 in 2016. Matthew ranks in the all-time top 20 in completions, passing yards, pass attempts, and passing touchdowns and ranks 3rd of all-time in passing yards per game. Further, in 2017, he signed a contract extension worth $135 million and became the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Los Angeles Rams:
In March 2021, Matthew was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. He made his Rams debut against the Chicago Bears during Sunday Night Football. He threw for 321 yards and 3 touchdowns with a 156.1 passer rating, winning 34–14; Matthew earned the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 1st time since the 2009 season. Further, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he threw for 343 yards and 4 touchdowns, earning his 2nd NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season. Later, during the season, Matthew set franchise records; he threw for 4,886 yards, 17 interceptions, and 41 touchdowns.
Matthew played for the first time in his career in the NFC Championship. He and the team defeated the San Francisco 49ers by 20–17. This victory qualified the team for Super Bowl LVI. Matthew completed 31 out of 45 passes for 337 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception in the game.
Further, in Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals, Matthew and the team won on their home field, scoring 23–20.
On 19th March 2022, Matthew signed a four-year extension with the Rams worth $160 million. He underwent an elbow procedure during the offseason, as he was experiencing pain throughout the previous season.
Further, in the NFL Kickoff Game against the Buffalo Bills, Matthew scored for 240 yards and 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions, and was sacked 7 times in the 31–10 loss. He then completed 28 passes of 42 attempts and 308 passing yards and threw 1 touchdown pass and 1 interception in the 22–10 loss against the Dallas Cowboys. On 3rd December 2022, he was placed on injured reserve.
Matthew Stafford Social Appearance:
Matthew has an active profile on Instagram and Twitter with around 160K and 13K followers, respectively. He has hardly posted on these profiles; it seems like he is not a socialist person.