Stafford Declared Fit for Rams’ Opener Vs. Bills

Matthew Stafford with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021
Matthew Stafford with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021. Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (12475570g)

Quarterback Matthew Stafford has declared that he is fit to face the Buffalo Bills in the Los Angeles Rams’ NFL season opener, explaining that there are “no limitations” on his right elbow. Stafford, who suffered elbow pain throughout last season and received an injection, did not partake in throws during the Rams’ spring workouts.

“I’m ready to go. No limitations. … I feel great. I’m ready to go play. Can always be better. Can always try to feel like I’m 21 again. I’ll keep trying. But no, I feel really good. I feel like I can make every throw,” Stafford confidently explained. Rams head coach Sean McVay agreed with this sentiment, stating that the treatment plan that the team has in place to care for Stafford’s elbow is no different from last season. He did warn, however, that any quarterback’s arm is “always something that you want to be smart about.”

According to McVay, Stafford has been throwing the ball excellently in training, thereby proving his claims to be true. The Rams’ coach is confident that his quarterback will be able to make a strong comeback this season as he overcomes his pain.