NFL community responds to Rams quarterback selection

As the Rams struggled to a 5-12 record this season, many in the NFL questioned if the team was destined for a thorough rebuild, with both head coach Sean McVay and quarterback Matthew Stafford rumoured to be on the way out. 

However, the previous two days have shown that both the Super Bowl-winning coach and signal-caller will return in 2023. 

McVay notified the team on Friday that he intends to return next season after allegedly considering retirement.  

The Rams will then pick up Stafford's 2023 option bonus and 2024 salary, securing his presence on the roster next season, according to Adam Schefter on Saturday.  

Stafford will receive $62 million in compensation for missing the final seven games of the season due to injury. 

The NFL community's reaction has been varied. With a healthy Stafford and Cooper Kupp, some believe the Rams will be able to compete for the Super Bowl again next season.

Others, however, believe that is too much money to pay a 34-year-old quarterback who was injured frequently in 2022, especially considering the team's obvious problems elsewhere, particularly along the offensive line. 

According to Pro Football Focus' offensive line rankings, the Rams concluded the season ranked 25th in the NFL. 

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