The St. Louis Rams were expecting great things from Sam Bradford of Oklahoma when they drafted him first Overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. But unfortunately for the former Offensive Rookie QB, he has been sat down with yet another injury to his knee.
Bradford has only managed to play 49 games out of a possible 64 over the course of his four seasons as a pro. Rams fans will have to wait and see what happens as it has been confirmed that Bradford is out for the entire upcoming season after playing two preseason games.
Re-injury per report
The ACL re-injury has started a debate on whether the Rams QB is a bust and if they were better off keeping the draft picks they traded to Washington; the most notable of which turned into Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III. But St. Louis will most likely have to turn to another quarterback for their future unless Bradford can somehow find a way to stay healthy and avoid injury.
In terms of the immediate future, their backup quarterback Shaun Hill (a 34 year old, 10 year veteran) will take the reins as the Rams starter. Hill brings his old issues to the table though, he has limited reps as a starter as has only passed for more than 2,000 yards in a season twice in his career… And the fact that he will have to be the starter for all 16 games (unless stated otherwise after the fact) will be unknown territory for the journeyman.
All things considered though, Bradford is still a good quarterback to have when he is playing consistently and the team has a solid defense with studs like Robert Quinn and Chris Long.
If this team can play solid defense and run the ball with their young running back Zac Stacy, then the Rams may still be able to win some games. But without a quality quarterback this team will simply not survive in the brutal division of the NFC West with teams like Seattle and San Francisco.