Twitter ripped Matthew Stafford for an embarrassingly bad INT vs. Seahawks
Matthew Stafford’s tenure with the Rams has gone very well. The team is 3-1, he’s putting up big numbers and the offense looks much more explosive with him at quarterback.
However, he looked liked Jared Goff on one play in the second quarter against the Seahawks on Thursday night. On second-and-goal, Stafford was flushed from the pocket and rolled out to his right.
With no one open, it seemed like he was just throwing the ball away, but he inexplicably lofted it into the end zone where … no Rams receiver was. Instead, Quandre Diggs, Stafford’s old teammate, flew in and picked off the throw for a huge turnover.
GO AHEAD AND GET IT, @qdiggs6!
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 8, 2021
It’s hard to tell exactly what Stafford was thinking with this throw, and he was deservedly ripped on Twitter afterwards. Fans and analysts questioned where he was going with the ball, comparing it to a decision Goff would’ve made.
I don't know how you can be in the NFL that long and not know to throw it out of bounds if you're going to throw it away.
— Scott Kacsmar (@ScottKacsmar) October 8, 2021
Who was Stafford throwing that pass to?
— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) October 8, 2021
What the heck kind of throw was that?
Stafford gets picked in the corner of the end zone. Perhaps he was trying to throw it away…?
— Nick Cothrel (@NickCothrel) October 8, 2021
Stafford trying to do his former teammate a solid?
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) October 8, 2021
stafford just wanted to play catch with an old friend
— mansur (@mansurshaheen) October 8, 2021
That was absolutely horrible by Matt
— Bukayo Saka Liker (@3k_) October 8, 2021
How very Jared Goff of Matt Stafford
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) October 8, 2021
What in God’s name was that? Diggs is dressed like a human highlighter. How do you throw that pick?
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) October 8, 2021
Wow. That was reminiscent of the Goff throw from last year. Terrible decision by Stafford
— Ryan Dyrud (@RyanDyrudLAFB) October 8, 2021
Just an awful INT by Stafford. Gotta throw that ball into the 5th row
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 8, 2021