Quarterback, Los Angeles Rams
John Matthew Stafford (born February 7, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was selected first overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft. Ranking in the top 20 of all-time in pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns, Stafford is currently fourth all-time in passing yards per game and is the fastest player in NFL history to have reached 40,000 career passing yards.
As the Lions’ primary starter from 2009 to 2020, Stafford had a breakout year in 2011 where he became only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a single season, while also leading Detroit to their first playoff appearance since 1999. He led the Lions to two further playoff runs in 2014 and 2016, earning himself Pro Bowl honors during the former and setting an NFL season record for most comeback wins in the latter. After mutually agreeing to part ways with the Lions, Stafford was traded to the Rams in 2021, where he led them to victory over the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.Source