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Matthew Stafford Reacts To What He's Seen From DeSean Jackson

matthew stafford celebrates during a lions game

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 19: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a second quarter touchdown during the preseason game against the New York Jets on August 19, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Matthew Stafford is still adjusting to his new life in Los Angeles, but the early returns for the Pro Bowl quarterback have been promising.

Now that OTAs are underway, Stafford spoke to the media about his first offseason with the Rams. During his press conference, he was asked about veteran wideout DeSean Jackson.

Even though Jackson has dealt with a handful of injuries over the past few years, he can still produce at a high level when healthy. Similar to Stafford, he's entering his first offseason with the Rams.

Stafford's timing with Jackson still needs work since this is the first time they're playing together. That being said, Stafford had nothing but good things to say about the speedy wide receiver.

"I mean, he can still run - I know that," Stafford said, via the Rams' official site. "He can still go. He's a smart guy. He's learning this thing a little bit, like myself, trying to make this thing second nature as quick as we possibly can. I have a ton of respect for what he's been able to accomplish in his years in the NFL and excited to get the opportunity to work with a guy like that that can really stretch the field and has done it at a high level as he has."

Last season, Jackson had 14 receptions for 236 yards and a touchdown. He can still make plays downfield when his number is called, but his injury history is concerning.

Fortunately for Stafford, the Rams are loaded with talent at wide receiver. The depth chart currently includes Tutu Atwell, Van Jefferson, Cooper Kupp, Ben Skowronek and Robert Woods.

The Rams should be a legitimate Super Bowl contender this fall. They'll start their 2021 season at home against the Chicago Bears.