The slowest former #1 NFL pick to reach Super Bowl: Matthew Stafford, Rams
Bringing up the caboose of this list of former number one NFL Draft picks to reach the Super Bowl is Matthew Stafford.
How long have many NFL fans been saying, if only Matthew Stafford could get out of Detroit, he could help some team contend for a Super Bowl…
Well, it’s literally been a longer wait for Stafford than any other former number one overall pick to reach the Super Bowl.
What further validation of all those opinions about Stafford in years past do we need?
Drafted first overall out of Georgia in 2009, Stafford will undoubtedly go down as the best QB to ever play for the Lions, and he could soon etch himself into NFL and Rams history as well.
It’s taken 13 years for Stafford to get to the Super Bowl, and no other former number one overall pick has had to wait this long to get there.
Stafford was able to reach the playoffs with the Detroit Lions, but never the Super Bowl.
Even as long as it has taken, you can’t help but feel like this is just the beginning for Stafford and the Rams. He’s an absolutely perfect fit for Sean McVay and the Los Angeles offense and as long as he’s in Los Angeles, he should be in a position to contend.