Rams’ Matthew Stafford makes history in season opener


Quarterback Matthew Stafford made history during the first half of Thursday’s 2022 NFL season opener between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills. 

Stafford tied future Hall of Famer Drew Brees as the fastest quarterback to reach 50,000 yards passing, doing so in 183 career games. 

Stafford is just the 12th quarterback in NFL history to reach the 50,000-yard milestone. Stafford joins Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Dan Marino and John Elway. 

Counting playoffs, Stafford became the fastest player to reach 50,000 yards passing last December against the Seattle Seahawks. 

In his first season with L.A., 34-year-old helped the Rams finish 12-5, leading them to a victory in Super Bowl LVI over the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Stafford finished 2021 with 404 completions for 4,886 yards with a 41 to 17 touchdown to interception ratio in 17 regular-season games. He posted a 70 percent completion percentage in the postseason, passing for 1,188 yards, nine touchdowns, and three interceptions during the Rams’ Super Bowl run.