Matthew Stafford

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  • Super Bowl Winning Quarterback, Los Angeles Rams
  • Expert in Leadership, Teamwork, and Overcoming Obstacles



NFL Quarterback for the LA Rams and winner of Super Bowl LVI Matthew Stafford is renowned for his strategic problem-solving and a career of memorable highlights. After playing college football for the University of Georgia, Stafford spent twelve seasons with the Detroit Lions and developed a reputation for his ability to recognize opportunities and leverage his skills with immediacy. While playing with the Lions, he led the team to their first playoff appearance in almost twenty years, earned Pro Bowl honors in 2014, and set the NFL season record for the most comeback wins in 2016. Reinventing himself and his legacy, Stafford traded to the LA Rams, earning the NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor twice and leading the team to victory in Super Bowl LVI. Throughout his career, Stafford has sought to elevate those around him and focus on creative problem-solving, sharing practical takeaways about teamwork, leadership, and finding your own path to success.

Stafford has been profiled by The New York Times, Slate, ESPN, and more, and penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune entitled ‘We Can’t Just Stick to Football’, speaking out for racial justice and advocating for accountability within the NFL. Shortly before joining the LA Rams, his wife Kelly was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma brain tumor, and Stafford supported her every step of the way. In an interview with Good Morning America, she shared that he played a major role, encouraging her to advocate for herself and seek care. Stafford shares insights about his career journey, including navigating difficult decisions and career transitions, and finding hope in the face of adversity, making an impact on audiences of all kinds.

 

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Overcoming Adversity: Finding the Hope to Keep Going

When NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl LVI winner Matthew Stafford’s wife Kelly was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma brain tumor, and Stafford supported her every step of the way. In an interview with Good Morning America, she shared that he played a major role, encouraging her to advocate for hersel ...

When NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl LVI winner Matthew Stafford’s wife Kelly was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma brain tumor, and Stafford supported her every step of the way. In an interview with Good Morning America, she shared that he played a major role, encouraging her to advocate for herself and seek care. Stafford shares insights about finding hope in the face of adversity, making an impact on audiences of all kinds.

Leadership: Elevating Everyone Around You

Throughout his career, NFL Quarterback for the LA Rams and winner of Super Bowl LVI Matthew Stafford has sought to elevate those around him – modeling a style of leadership based on personal accountability, strategic growth, and creative problem-solving. Stafford shares practical takeaways about tea ...

Throughout his career, NFL Quarterback for the LA Rams and winner of Super Bowl LVI Matthew Stafford has sought to elevate those around him – modeling a style of leadership based on personal accountability, strategic growth, and creative problem-solving. Stafford shares practical takeaways about teamwork, leadership, and finding your own path to success, making an impact on individuals and organizations seeking to play at the top of their game.

Taking Risks to Win the Super Bowl

After twelve seasons with the Detroit Lions, NFL Quarterback Matthew Stafford joined the LA Rams and had a stunning debut season with the team, leading them to victory in Super Bowl LVI. In making the transition, Stafford reinvented himself and his legacy, taking a major career risk that yielded an ...

After twelve seasons with the Detroit Lions, NFL Quarterback Matthew Stafford joined the LA Rams and had a stunning debut season with the team, leading them to victory in Super Bowl LVI. In making the transition, Stafford reinvented himself and his legacy, taking a major career risk that yielded an enormous reward. In impactful keynotes and conversations, Stafford shares insights about his career journey, including navigating difficult decisions and career transitions, as well as practical takeaways about teamwork, leadership, and finding your own path to success.

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Super Bowl 56 Winner, Matthew Stafford, is the quarterback for the LA Rams. Matthew played college football at the University of Georgia, where he was a first-team All-American and was selected first overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft.  Matthew played for the Detroit Lions from 2009 to 2020. During his time with the Lions he had a breakout season in 2011 where he became the fourth NFL quarterback to throw over 5,000 yards in a single season, while leading the Lions to their first playoff appearance since 1999. He led Detroit to two further postseason runs in 2014 and 2016, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2014 and setting NFL season record for most comeback wins in 2016.

On March 18th, 2021 Matthew was traded to the LA Rams. He made his debut with his new team during Sunday Night Football against the Chicago Bears. Throughout the season the Rams continuously had success which lead Matthew to earn the NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor twice. In the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, Matthew received his first postseason victory with the Rams against the Arizona Cardinals. This brought the team to the NFC Championship, which was a first for Matthew. The Rams took down the San Francisco 49ers and it was time to play the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. Matthew led the Rams to a victory on their home field with a final score of 23-20 and his first ever Super Bowl win.