Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 11%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 0.7%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 0.5
Durability: question mark 5

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Matthew Stafford Player Overview

Matthew Stafford is now 32-years young. He was born in Tampa, Florida, but moved to Dunwoody, Georgia, while his father attended the University of Georgia (foreshadowing). The family then decided to move to Dallas, Texas. Stafford is an only child and began his high school football career while attending Highland Park alongside Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

Stafford was considered one of the best high school quarterbacks in the 2006 class, ahead of Tim Tebow. In 2005, Stafford led his team to a state championship, beating Ryan Mallet's Texarkana squad.

Early in his senior season, Stafford suffered a knee injury that sidelined him for the first three games, yet he still managed to pass for over 4,000 yards that season. With numerous accolades, Stafford, a five-star recruit, and the number one pro-style quarterback prospect chose the University of Georgia as his college landing spot.

Stafford began his collegiate career at Georgia as a true freshman. His first attempt was late in Week 1, but his work detail would soon expand when season starter Joe Tereshinski III would become injured in Week 3.

After a few weeks of ups and downs, head coach Mark Richt decided to make Stafford the starting quarterback for the rest of the season. Stafford would end his freshman campaign with a comeback victory over Virginia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A bowl.

Stafford saw more success in his sophomore season, and by the end of the year, He would take the Bulldogs to their second-straight bowl victory (Sugar Bowl) over the #10 ranked Hawaii Rainbows. Stafford finished sixth in the SEC in passing touchdowns and fifth in pass completions.

In his junior season (2008), Stafford was placed on the Heisman watch-list as the leader of the number one ranked Georgia Bulldogs going into the season. Even though Georgia could not keep their number 1 ranking, Stafford did lead the Bulldogs into…

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Matthew Stafford Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 3, 2019 NFL Back Tailbone Fracture Matthew Stafford ended his season due to fractured bones in his back in Week 9 game vs. the Raiders
Dec 9, 2016 NFL Hand Finger Dislocation Stafford also suffered torn ligaments in his finger, although it didn't cost him any games.
Oct 30, 2011 NFL Hand Finger Fracture Stafford played through a fractured right index finger.
Oct 23, 2011 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Stafford didn't miss any games with his ankle ailment.
Nov 7, 2010 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford re-injured his shoulder and eventually underwent surgery in January of 2011.
Sep 12, 2010 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford missed 5 games.
Dec 6, 2009 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford missed 4 games with a shoulder dislocation after a hard hit against the Bengals.
Nov 22, 2009 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford played the next 2 games before sitting out the final 4 with a separated shoulder.
Oct 4, 2009 NFL Knee Patella Dislocation Stafford dislocated his patella against the Bears, costing him 2 games. He had minor surgery in December of 2009.