Jonah Jackson explains why he called Matthew Stafford the ‘Wizard’ in Detroit

Jonah Jackson is new to the Los Angeles Rams, but he’s not new to blocking for Matthew Stafford. He played one season with Stafford in 2020 when he was a rookie, starting all 16 games at left guard during the quarterback’s final year in Detroit.

He’ll once again block for Stafford in 2024 after signing a three-year deal with the Rams and he’s thrilled about it. Having seen firsthand what Stafford can do, Jackson is excited about reuniting with a player he called the “Wizard” in Detroit.

During his introductory press conference, Jackson explained how Stafford earned his “wizard” nickname in 2020.

“In Detroit, we called him the ‘Wizard,’” Jackson said. “He could figure it all out and he can make anything happen. I’m excited to be able to protect him and let him make us look good and make plays happen.”

Stafford does have a knack for making plays that don’t always seem to be there, whether it’s by dropping his arm angle and firing a sidearm bullet or stepping up in the pocket and launching a pass deep down the field.

He’s been fantastic at doing both of those in his three years with the Rams but he might have his best offensive line yet in 2024 with Jackson, Steve Avila and Kevin Dotson blocking for him on the interior.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire