Mathew Stafford’s Road to Super Bowl

Trent Wilson, Journalist

Mathew Stafford has finally made it too a Super Bowl facing the Cincinnati Bengals after 13 years in the NFL, 12 of those years spent with the Detroit Lions. Stafford was drafted #1 over-all in the 2009 draft but was never able to lead the Loins to their first Super Bowl ever. The Lions are 1 of 4 teams that have never made it too a Super Bowl. Stafford had a rating of 90.3, 144 interceptions, 282 TD, 45,109 yards, and a 62.3 completion percentage.  Stafford had a good career with the Lions but was never able to show them the road to a Super Bowl. There were many great players who came through Detroit like Calvin Johnson, Kevin Smith, and Bryant Johnson but they never made it too a Super Bowl with Stafford.

In 2021 Stafford was traded from the Lions to the Ram for Jared Goff, two first round picks and third round pick. This turned out to be one of the greatest trades the Rams have ever done, and one of the more costly trades for the Lions . Stafford proved why he was a first round pick in the 2021-22 season, with a 102.9 rating, 41 TD, 4,886 yards, 67.2 completion percentage, and 17 interceptions leading the Rams to the Super Bowl since 2000 when they were still named the St Louis Rams. Stafford had one of his best seasons yet other than the interceptions. Stafford wasn’t the only player that contributed to this season, players like: Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson Jr, Tyler Higbee, Sony Micheal, and in the post season Cam Akers all contributed to the success. The Rams defense are just as good as their offense with , Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, amd Von Miller. Stafford has finally made it to his first Super Bowl with a team full of great players.