Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford played through an elbow issue in the 2021 season, though no one would have ever known it by the way he played. In his first season in Los Angeles following his trade from the Detroit Lions, Stafford led the Rams to a Super Bowl title while enjoying one of the best seasons of his career as a passer. On Monday, Stafford confirmed that he received an injection in his elbow this offseason. With OTAs underway, the Rams signal-caller spoke out on the health of his elbow, via Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times.

Via Klein, Stafford isn’t yet throwing passes at OTAs. When asked about possibly throwing passes at OTAs/minicamp or possibly waiting until training camp in late-July, Stafford said he “didn’t know.”

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While Rams fans would like Stafford to get the reps at OTAs, it’s clear that he doesn’t necessarily need them at age 34. The Georgia product tied a career-high with 41 touchdown passes while throwing for 4,886 yards and a 67.2 percent completion percentage.

It might not be such a bad thing for Stafford to give his elbow and throwing shoulder some added rest after making a total of 21 starts between the regular season and playoffs combined.

The Rams are clearly going to play it safe with Stafford’s elbow- and there’s nothing to be concerned about at this point in May.