Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford won the first Super Bowl of his career in his first season with a new franchise after spending the last 12 years with the Detroit Lions. Stafford’s high level of play had him in the MVP conversation earlier in the year while the Super Bowl victory had pundits making a Hall of Fame case for the veteran signal-caller. Now, Stafford could be getting paid after winning the big game. Bleacher Report details the monster contract that the Rams star could receive this offseason.


Rams beat writer Jordan Rodrigue reported that Matthew Stafford could receive upwards of $45 million per year. That is an insane average annual salary amount, though it would be hard to argue that Stafford doesn’t deserve a raise after leading Los Angeles to their first Super Bowl win in 22 years.

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Not only that, but the former Lions quarterback threw for 4,886 yards and matched his career-high with 41 touchdown passes while completing 67.2 percent of his passes. Stafford played the 2021 season on a $12.5 million cap number, so he stands to make a significant raise with this reported contract.

The Rams could potentially make him one of the league’s two or three highest paid quarterbacks along with the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, who each make over $40 million annually.

While Stafford’s big new contract could potentially make roster continuity a bit more difficult, it’s clear that Los Angeles values their quarterback as one of the better ones in the league.