NFL world reacts to Rams’ quarterback decision

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

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

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

 The Rams will then pick up Stafford's 2023 option bonus and 2024 salary, ensuring 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 mixed. 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 given the team's obvious needs elsewhere, particularly along the offensive line. 

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

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