Sean McVay announced on Sunday that the Rams placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on season-ending IR after he suffered a neck injury in Week 11. Over his last two starts spanning 14 days, Stafford suffered two traumatic brain injuries and a spinal cord contusion that caused numbness in his legs and will now face a decision to continue his career this offseason. According to Pro Football Doc, Stafford has two potential paths: undergo protective and corrective treatment – likely involving neck surgery – and return to the Rams, or retire and lower his risk of potential life-altering injury. The first step will be to identify what specifically caused the injury and that will dictate the treatment options. He could retire without undergoing surgery, but he could also undergo surgery, return, and suffer additional spinal cord damage. Stafford crouched down to protect against an imminent sack and the two Saints combined to compress his body and awkwardly bend his neck. The 34-year-old cleared concussion protocol late last week.