Matthew Stafford didn’t have the best night on Monday, but that doesn’t mean he’s lost one of his biggest fans.
Stafford threw for 243 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Los Angeles Rams’ 31-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. While it was a rough night for him and the Rams, Stafford still has 24 touchdowns to eight interceptions on the season, as well as over 3,000 yards through 10 games. It’s still an impressive run for the rejuvenated quarterback.
As a member of the Detroit Lions, Stafford lined up against the Green Bay Packers plenty of times in his career. Looking across the sidelines at him would be Aaron Rodgers. And Rodgers doesn’t want to hear anything negative about Stafford, who he thinks is “one of the most gifted throwers in football.” He praised the Rams QB during his weekly visit on The Pat McAfee Show.
"I'm not here for any Matthew Stafford slander.. I've always been a big fan & he's one of the most gifted throwers of the football in my generation" ~@AaronRodgers12#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/pDyZEMPqoA
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 16, 2021
“I’m a huge Stafford fan and have been for a long time,” Rodgers said. “We played against him for so many years. He’s one of the most gifted throwers in football, definitely of my generation. He’s a tough dude and has played through some crazy injuries. I’m a big fan and he’s having a really nice season.”
Stafford has had a rough two-game stretch, just as the Rams have been putting the pieces in place to make a Super Bowl run. However, he’ll get a great chance to turn things around when Los Angeles takes on Rodgers and the Packers. It will be a battle between two of the top teams in the NFC and a potential playoff preview match.
For the record, Stafford is 7-13 against the Packers all-time. However, he’s playing with a much better collection of players now than he used to be.