From gold in your finger to your gold jacket, the Matthew Stafford debate is heating up.
Stafford helped lead the Rams to a Tremendous Bowl win over the Bengals, Los Angeles’ first title since 2000 and the primary of Stafford’s profession. After Stafford secures the long-awaited ring, the subsequent bone of competition in his profession is his candidacy for the Corridor of Fame. Enter Richard Sherman.
Whereas Monday’s debate reveals argued about Stafford’s resume, Sherman had a a lot clearer opinion: No, Matthew Stafford is completely not a Corridor of Famer.
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I will speak about this on the podcast, however the HOF bar is extremely low proper now. Like a participant trophy. Not a decade-long staff. No, all skilled. No MVP. 1 per bowl. Not even MVP of the SB. He wasn’t thought of the perfect in any 12 months he performed. Not less than M. Ryan has an MVP https://t.co/TDQn8sJZfO
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 14, 2022
“I will speak about it on the podcast, however the HOF bar is extremely low now. Like a participation trophy. Not an All-Decade Crew. Not an All-Professional. Not an MVP. 1-Professional Bowl. Not even MVP of the SB. By no means thought of the perfect in yearly he has performed. Not less than M. Ryan has an MVP,” Sherman tweeted on Valentine’s Day.
Clearly the DB has no love for Stafford and lists his lack of accomplishments to show his level. Becoming that into 280 characters can be spectacular.
A number of extra numbers: In 13 seasons, Stafford has thrown for 49,995 yards with 323 touchdowns and 161 interceptions. He completed his profession with 41 passing touchdowns in 2021, his first season with Sean McVay in Los Angeles.
IYER: Is Matthew Stafford a Corridor of Famer?
Certainly, it appears weird and a bit untimely to debate the Corridor of Famer candidacy of a participant of Stafford’s caliber nicely earlier than the tip of his profession. Whereas his case is not the strongest proper now, assuming he stays wholesome for the subsequent 4 or 5 seasons and is on the Rams’ high-profile offense, his resume for a Canton entry will solely get stronger.
So is Stafford a Corridor of Famer? Most likely not? However perhaps?