Matthew Stafford’s could have a new jersey number with Los Angeles Rams

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Unless you have been in a hole with a steel plate over it for the past five days or so, you are aware that the Detroit Lions are trading Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff and a trio of draft picks.

Ever since his first game in the National Football League, Matthew Stafford has worn the No. 9 jersey for the Lions, but I predict that Stafford will switch numbers when he officially joins the Rams.

You see, Stafford wore No. 7 in high school and while playing at Georgia and that is the number he wanted to wear with the Lions but it was not available.

Back in 2013, Stafford told Michael Rothstein of ESPN that he tried to wear the No. 7 jersey in Detroit but it was retired.

They didn’t have 7. [John] Elway was kind of the guy I liked watching growing up and I wore 7 when I was young and I was in high school and then I wore it in college. Tried to wear it here, but they don’t have it. You can’t wear 7 here, it’s Dutch Clark.

Well, No. 7 just so happens to be available with the Rams and I predict that will be the number he will wear for as long as he stays in Los Angeles.

But, if Stafford has become fond of wearing No. 9 and wants to continue wearing it, he will have to cut a deal with his new backup QB John Wolford, who wore the number in 2020.

Nation, what number do you think Stafford will wear with the Rams?




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