This Super Bowl will be a showdown of two former #1 overall picks. For Joe Burrow, if he wins he’d be the first player in history to win a Heisman, a National Championship, a Super Bowl in 3 years. On the other side you have Matthew Stafford who has finally got that important first playoff win and rode that momentum to Super Bowl Sunday, in his own backyard, SoFi Stadium. You can’t write a better narrative for Stafford’s first Super Bowl.
Here are some numbers to think about when deciding if Stafford will ever wear that Gold Jacket in Canton, OH. Stafford is 4th All-Time in Passing Yards Per Game (274), behind Mahomes, Drew Brees, and Andrew Luck. Next season Stafford will have a chance to crack the top 10 in TD passes, he currently sits at 323 TDs. The next two in front of him are Fran Tarkenton (11) and Eli Manning (10). Stafford also has 42 game-winning TDs, which is No. 7 All-Time. That is tied with Matt Ryan and two more than John Elway, who’s No. 8. A Super Bowl win should earn the man a spot into the Hall of Fame fraternity.
Another fun fact. Cooper Kupp broke the receiving yards record this season with Stafford. He broke Calvin Johnson’s record. Who was Calvin Johnson’s QB? Yes, Matthew Stafford. He knows how to get the best player the ball.