Jimmie Ward shoots Matthew Stafford
The NFL world erupted when the Los Angeles Rams pulled off a successful trade for Matthew Stafford, with many seeing him as a huge improvement over Jared Goff. Count one of Stafford’s opponents this season as skeptical about upgrading the Rams quarterback.
Los Angeles paid a heavy price for the quarterback change, sending two first-round picks to the Detroit Lions as part of the Goff-Stafford trade. Many in the NFL, especially head coach Sean McVay, believe the Rams are much better at the NFL’s most important job. But San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward is not one of those people.
In a recent video, via Sports Illustrated, Ward asked how Stafford was suddenly going to elevate the Rams to Super Bowl contender when he found no playoff success with the Lions:
“I like Stafford, but they will still have the same players he throws the ball to. It’s the same quarterback that was on the Detroit Lions and they still didn’t make it to the playoffs, and they had Megatron (Calvin Johnson). What was the problem there in Detroit? Are you going to blame the city? What was the problem? Was it the money? If the city didn’t have enough money to bring players there, why even have an NFL team? It’s a big question mark.