In a season that’s been full of downs for the Los Angeles Rams, they finally got a chance to celebrate with a dramatic come-from-behind victory against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Rams trotted out Baker Mayfield off the bench despite him coming to the team just two days prior to the game, and he led them to a fourth-quarter comeback that had SoFi Stadium rocking.
Head coach Sean McVay revealed that on the final drive of the game Matthew Stafford was actually on the headset to give Mayfield some extra guidance, via Cameron DaSilva of USA Today:
“Really, what’s so impressive about Matthew is just being able to contribute and connect with his teammates, stay connected with his teammates in any way that he can. He was even on the headset on the last drive and making sure that he was able to add in a couple things that would be helpful to kind of relay specific information to Baker,” Sean McVay said Friday. “That tells you everything that you need to know about Matthew and who he is. So, I think sometimes being able to get a different perspective can be beneficial. Obviously, he would be better equipped to answer it, but his vantage point, his understanding, his ability to still be able to contribute in spite of I know he wants to be out there competing with his teammates. Has just continued to impress me with the man he is.”
Stafford is out for the remainder of the 2022 season with a neck injury, but still finds ways to remain engaged with the team. It speaks to his character and leadership that he was around to help Mayfield on the game-winning drive and the Rams will surely be glad to have him back on the field once the 2023 season arrives.