During a information convention at SoFi Stadium carried out by the Super Bowl host committee, McVay was requested for his ideas on Stafford.
“I think I’ve been very happy,” McVay mentioned, smiling. “Everybody says, ‘Man, you just seem like you’re in a better mood this offseason,’ and I said, ‘Damn right I am.'”
Two weeks after shedding to the Green Bay Packers in a divisional playoff, the Rams traded quarterback Jared Goff, two first-round picks and a third-round decide to the Detroit Lions in change for Stafford.
Goff, the No. 1 general decide in 2016, had spent 5 seasons with the Rams, together with 4 with McVay. However, after successful back-to-back division titles and an NFC championship collectively, their relationship started to falter after a troublesome loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. Ultimately, Stafford’s request for a commerce after 12 seasons with the Lions marked the tip for Goff in L.A.
With Stafford’s arrival, the Rams are hopeful of a return to the Super Bowl, which can be performed in February at SoFi Stadium.
“This guy, he’s a special guy,” McVay, 35, mentioned about Stafford. “I think one of the best ways that I can describe him when you hear people that have been around him, there’s a known confidence where when he walks into a room, you feel his presence, but he’s got a great humility about himself. Everybody loves being around him, and he’s one of those guys that’s a true igniter. He makes everybody around him better.”
Stafford, 33, mentioned working with McVay has been “great.”
“Obviously I’ve got a lot of respect for what he’s been able to do and accomplish at a young age as a head coach in the NFL and gotten to play against some of his offenses at certain times, so I got a lot of respect for him,” Stafford mentioned. “It’s been great working with him and just trying to get this thing rolling.”
The Rams concluded their offseason program Thursday with a compulsory minicamp apply at SoFi Stadium in entrance of an anticipated crowd of about 30,000.