Although he hasn’t recently played much, Matthew Stafford is one of the league’s premier signal-callers when he’s fit. Stafford’s ongoing neck pain, from which he has been suffering for some weeks, supports earlier rumors that he won’t play again until the 2023–24 season.
Following their 31-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on New Year’s Day, the Los Angeles Rams became the first defending Super Bowl champions in league history to drop 11 games.
Some seasoned players who made a huge impact for the Rams last season are still on their roster, but as the season comes to a close, practically all of them are injured.
The Rams’ team has struggled with injuries, and their replacement players haven’t been able to keep them competitive. Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp, and Matthew Stafford are the names that receive the most attention. Since November, three of its biggest stars have yet to appear.
The Rams are replacing those injured regulars on defense and offensively by giving backups and newcomers a significant amount of playing time.