Cameron DaSilva – RamsWire

Matthew Stafford was already under contract for next season and had a cap hit of $23 million, but on Saturday, the Rams extended his deal to sign him through the 2026 season. Stafford earned a four-year, $160 million extension from the Rams, getting $135 million guaranteed.

It’s a ton of money, but it’s also less than he could’ve asked for – especially after winning Super Bowl LVI in his first season with the Rams. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Stafford “took less than he could’ve to help build on a Super Bowl-caliber team.”

Not only will Stafford’s deal help the Rams for years to come, but it also gives them some cap flexibility this offseason. According to Albert Breer, Stafford’s cap hit in 2022 will be lower with this new contract, clearing some cap space.

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