But that hasn’t stopped teams from contacting the Rams about Stafford. It wasn’t just the Jets, sources say, that several other teams in need of a QB called to inquire about the availability of Stafford and a few other Rams stars when people around the league wondered if Los Angeles was in sell mode. The Rams eventually traded Jalen Ramsey to the Dolphins in March, but the rest of the core remained.
Stafford said it’s a pleasure when teams call him about him.
“I know I’m really happy where I am,” Stafford said He said At the start of training camp in July. “Playing for this team, playing for this coach, and playing for these fans.”
Stafford spent last season dealing with an elbow problem and ended up only playing nine games last season due to concussion protocol and a spinal cord contusion. This year he returns with renewed vigor, but also with a younger squad. He will also be without Cooper Cobb for at least the first four games of the 2023 season after the wide receiver was placed on injured reserve Saturday with a hamstring injury.
As for the Jets, they completed months of negotiations when they traded for Rodgers on April 24. But it actually became clear that a trade was likely to happen when Rodgers went Pat McAfee Show In mid-March he said he intends to play for the Jets in the 2023 season.
At that point, Rodgers was on top, making his Jets debut in prime time Monday night at MetLife Stadium.