INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates with his wife Kelly Stafford during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kelly Stafford is opening up about her thoughts on the NFL.

On Wednesday (Nov. 9), Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay told reporters that current L.A. Rams and former Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has entered the concussion protocol. A few hours later, his wife posted her thoughts about it on Instagram.

“If you follow NFL, you just heard Matthew got put into concussion protocol,” Kelly wrote on The Morning After podcast’s Instagram Stories. “If you have listened to my podcast at all, you know how a big a deal it is to me. The head is not something to be messed with…and I hope as this sport develops, so does the concern for head health and the research around it.” She added, “And no, I’m not ok. I have every emotion running through me. Concerned, angry, sad, tired…all of them.”

In another Instagram post from Nov. 7, Kelly posted a tweet from Green Bay Packers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell that said, “I think it’s time y’all take some of the money y’all make off us and invest in grass fields for every team around the league. The turf is literally like concrete. It has no give when you plant @NFL.” In the caption, Kelly gave her support and said the NFL “needs to get this done.” She added, “There should be no more turf for the health of these players. Not just their limbs, but more importantly their head health. There is a big difference when a helmet hits grass than when it hits turf.” She concluded, “Matthew’s generation will probably never see this change, but for the health of these future players.” What do you think? Reach out to me on Facebook here and let me know.

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