Top Rams News: Rams Offer top QB world record contract

Contract talks between the Rams and Matthew Stafford are ongoing.
During last month’s draft, it was revealed that Matthew Stafford is looking for a new deal with the Rams. His current contract extends beyond 2024 for two years, however his salary are not guaranteed during that time.

Stafford had a strong season last year, rebounding from a reduced nine-game workload in 2022. He contributed to the Rams’ unexpected playoff run, which increased his bargaining power. Sean McVay, the team’s head coach, recently indicated that negotiations for a new contract are still ongoing.


Jourdan Rodrigue of the Athletic says that the team and player are still discussing Stafford’s case. That’s hardly surprising given McVay’s previous comments on the 36-year-old’s future. Stafford has faced retirement doubts in the past, but the organization looks to be committed to keeping him at the top of the depth chart for the foreseeable future. Working out an arrangement that includes additional up-front money would, of course, help to ensure this.

Stafford’s current salary is scheduled to be $27 million and $26 million in 2025 and 2026. His cap hits for those seasons are $50.5MM and $49.5MM, respectively; the latter amount corresponds to his cap charge for 2024.

A new contract could reduce his impact on Los Angeles’ cap sheet, but considering Stafford’s age, the organization will be concerned about the length. Jimmy Garoppolo will serve as the team’s veteran backup this year, with Stetson Bennett, a 2023 fourth-round pick, returning as a developmental passer.

Stafford’s performance will have a significant impact on the Rams’ offensive success this season. Unlike a handful of players looking for new deals, he has participated in Los Angeles’ OTAs, and his standing will remain valuable.



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