Matthew Stafford was a lightning rod for controversy with the Detroit Lions, with some believing he was the quarterback to lead the team back to a divisional title for the first time since 1991 and others believing he simply wasn’t good enough to get the job done.
By the time Stafford was traded to the Los Angeles Rams this past offseason, the answer became clear: Stafford wasn’t the man to lead the hapless Detroit franchise back to a championship level, as he finished with an 0-3 career playoff record.
Despite that, the former Georgia Bulldog and number one overall draft pick racked up more than his fair share of yards and touchdowns in the Motor City, a trend he continued in his first season in Los Angeles.
Now, Stafford is preparing to enter Super Bowl LVI next Sunday, February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California with a surprising stat line that no other QB in Super Bowl history has had.
Stafford Super Bowl Stat Line is Unlike Any Other
When Stafford takes the field next Sunday to face off against Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and the Cincinnati Bengals, he will do so with a surprising state line already to his credit.
It was shared recently by the CBS Sports Facebook page, which revealed the “crazy, but true” statline.
As noted by CBS, Stafford has nearly 50,000 passing yards over the course of his 13-year career, or 49,995 to be exact.
That’s more than any player entering their first Super Bowl in league history.
Stafford also has 323 passing touchdowns in his career, higher than any other QB entering their first Super Bowl as well.
The Rams QB currently ranks 12th on the all-time passing charts for most yards, more than 34,000 behind the now-retired Brady according to ESPN.com.
Stafford ranks 12th in all-time passing TDs as well, 301 behind Brady going into his first Super Bowl, as shown in the ESPN.com stats chart below.
Do you think Stafford will surpass any of these records before it’s all said and done?