Los Angeles raced off to a 5-1 record behind Stafford’s play and an explosive offense. Finally, after years of struggles in Detroit, it looks like the Pro Bowl caliber quarterback has found a place where he can succeed.
However, Stafford still looks back fondly on his time with the Lions. He recently opened up about his experience in Detroit and spoke highly of everything that happened while he was there.
“I asked for a trade not knowing anywhere I was going to be. There were a bunch of different spots where I thought I could go. I ended up here [with the Los Angeles Rams]. I’m extremely happy to be here. I pinch myself getting the opportunity to play for this team with these players and these coaches. As far as comparing it to Detroit, I’m not going to do it,” Stafford said, per Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. “I just know that I’m having a blast playing a bunch of football with some great players and great coaches.
“I loved my time in Detroit. I loved all the experiences that I had – some of them were tough, but they helped mold me into the player and the person I am today. I spent some really meaningful time in my life both on and off the field, in Detroit and I really enjoyed all of it. I’m having fun what I’m doing right now. I had a great experience for 12 years in Detroit. That’s kind of how I want to leave it.”
Stafford was asked if his experience with the Rams has lived up to expectations and how it compares to Detroit. Here's how he answered it: pic.twitter.com/bnaLmQ67iO
— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) October 20, 2021
Stafford never won a playoff game while with the Lions, but he did reach tremendous heights during the regular season. He threw for 4,000 yards seven total times and 286 regular season touchdowns while in Detroit.
However, every time the Lions were in the playoffs, Stafford came up just short. He’ll try to change the narrative surrounding him with the Rams and has a good chance to do so once the postseason rolls around.