"I don't think we did it thinking two years," Snead said on the "11 Personnel" podcast, according to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. "Based on his age, you can legitimately think five to seven, eight years if you look at what Drew (Brees) has done."
The Detroit Lions dealt Stafford, 33, to the Rams in a blockbuster deal for Jared Goff and multiple draft picks in January. L.A. brought in the veteran signal-caller as an upgrade at quarterback after Goff struggled with consistency amid a reported strained relationship with head coach Sean McVay.
"With quarterbacks of his pedigree, a lot of those guys have played into their late 30s, for sure. So that was definitely the vision with (Stafford)," Snead said.
A contract extension could be in the cards for Stafford and the Rams in the near future to ensure he hits the timeline target provided by Snead. The veteran quarterback said he wasn't "too worried" about a new deal in March and would focus solely on playing football.
Stafford's base salary for the final two years of this deal is an affordable $9.5 million and $12.5 million, per Over The Cap. However, his cap hits are $20 million for this season and $23 million in 2022.
A former first overall pick, Stafford comes to Los Angeles with 45,109 career passing yards and 282 touchdown passes.