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WATCH: Matthew Stafford throws first TD as member of the Los Angeles Rams

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Denver Broncos
C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports

New Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford did not waste any time showing fans in Southern California what he’s made of.

After a dozen stellar seasons with the downtrodden Detroit Lions, Stafford seems to have a new lease on life. The Chicago Bears found that out early in Sunday’s season opener.

Following an Andy Dalton interception early in the first quarter, Stafford dropped back to pass. He ended up hitting speedy wide receiver Van Jefferson down the field on a 67-yard touchdown to open the scoring.

Talk about showing off his cannon for an arm. Matthew Stafford legitimately rolled left and threw that ball down the right hash to Jefferson, who did the rest of the work for the Rams’ first touchdown of the season.

This isn’t what opposing NFC West teams want to see early in Stafford’s tenure with the Rams. Despite the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers all coming out on top in their openers earlier on Sunday, all eyes are on Matthew Stafford.

He’s not disappointing.