INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 14: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on before the preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Matthew Stafford hasn’t taken the field yet with the Los Angeles Rams, but there are high hopes for the former Detroit Lion.

Case in point, NFL Network analyst David Carr has chosen Stafford as likely to win this year’s MVP, going against many analysts who are looking at Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs.

“I’ve raved all offseason about the Rams-Stafford marriage,” Carr says via “The veteran passer is a perfect fit for Sean McVay’s system, and we’ll see the evidence all over the stat sheet.”

He adds, “The longtime Lion will excel on play-action, tight-window throws, deep passes and under pressure. Stafford’s numbers have been great — elite, at times — throughout his career. But now, playing on a contender, he’ll finally get the credit he deserves.”

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