Anne Erickson

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 04: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams watches warm up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at SoFi Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Talk about being fickle. Just one year after the Los Angels Rams won a Super Bowl with Matthew Stafford as their quarterback, there are rumors that the Rams are already trying to trade him- and trying hard.

The Rams are also reportedly wanting to trade Jalen Ramsey and Allen Robinson. Of course, there are many rumors about Ramsey coming to Detroit, so time will tell.

I can’t say I’m surprised that the Rams are, possibly, looking to trade Stafford. Things move quickly in the NFL. And, look at how they got rid of Jared Goff. He was pretty much the last guy to know about it. It doesn’t seem like they deal with these things with a ton of class. But, Goff is doing incredibly well in Detroit, so as they say, the last shall be first.

Read on for the scoop on Stafford. Reach out to me and give me your thoughts on Facebook here and Twitter here.

  • The rumor

    Here we go. The new rumor comes from former NFL general manager Michael Lombardia on the “Pat McAfee Show.” He says the Rams have actually called teams and have tried to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford away.

    “Matt Stafford is fully available,” Lombardi said. “Matt Stafford, they would love to trade (him).”

  • Is Matthew Stafford ready to retire?

    Matthew Stafford is 35 years old and has been dealing with multiple injuries. But, Stafford has said that he definitely wants to play in 2023. He doesn’t want to retire.

    Los Angeles Rams v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 06: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams hands the ball off to Cooper Kupp #10 during the second quarter in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 06, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

  • The money

    The Rams are paying Stafford a lot. His contract goes up to $49.5 million in 2024 and $36 million in 2025. That’s the kind of money you spend on an elite quarterback, and Stafford is not considered one.

    Los Angeles Rams v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 06: Joe Tryon-Shoyinka #9 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pressures Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium on November 06, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

  • Will it happen?

    According to Lombardi, the only reason a trade might not happen is because of Stafford’s contract. He says, “He’s got $26 million of an option bonus on the third day of the league year, and he’s got $31 million in (2024) paragraph five (salary) on the third day of the league year. All of that is guaranteed. That’s $57 million.”

    Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints

    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 20: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome on November 20, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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