The NFL world erupted when the Los Angeles Rams completed a blockbuster trade for Matthew Stafford, with many seeing it as a huge upgrade over Jared Goff. Count one of Stafford’s opponents this season as a skeptic regarding the Rams’ quarterback upgrade.
Los Angeles paid a high price for the quarterback switch, sending two first-round picks to the Detroit Lions in the Goff-Stafford swap. Many around the NFL, especially head coach Sean McVay, believe the Rams are a lot better at the most important position in the NFL. But San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward isn’t one of those people.
In a recent video, via Sports Illustrated, Ward questioned how Stafford is suddenly going to elevate the Rams into a Super Bowl contender when he found no postseason success with the Lions:
“I like Stafford, but they still will have the same players that he’ll be throwing the ball to. He’s the same quarterback who was on the Detroit Lions and they still didn’t go to the playoffs, and they had Megatron (Calvin Johnson). What was the problem over there in Detroit? Are you going to blame the city? What was the problem? Was it the money? If they city didn’t have enough money to bring players over there, why even have an NFL team? That’s a big question mark.”