SJ - February 1, 2021
Rams head coach Sean McVay and his new quarterback Matthew Stafford were having a celebratory dinner in Mexico just hours after Los Angeles traded for the former Lions signal-caller.
The two were joined by their significant others for their first get together since joining forces. According to reports the two have been friends thanks to McVay's relationship with Stafford's wife Kelly's brother.
From Sports Illustrated:
"Once the deal was agreed to, some 1,100 miles south of L.A., McVay and Stafford were sitting down for dinner to celebrate a fresh start of their own," Breer wrote on Sunday night. "The coach and his new quarterback happened to be among a number of NFL people in Cabo last week—Saints coach Sean Payton and QB Drew Brees, Rams LT Andrew Whitworth and others were nearby, too, over the last few days."
So how exactly did Stafford and McVay connect so quickly? Kelly Stafford is largely to thank.
McVay is friends with Bills receivers coach Chad Hall, who is Kelly Stafford's brother. The connection led to a friendly relationship between the Staffords and McVay in recent years, and upon the trade's completion, the two couples joined in Cabo to celebrate.
This explains why the Rams were so aggressive in their pursuit of Stafford. McVay had obviously given up on Goff and couldn't throw him out with the trash fast enough.