The St. Louis Rams are set to move forward with Sam Bradford as their starting quarterback in 2014, and he showed plenty of promise and progress last season with a QB Rating just over 90 before going down with an ACL tear. Bradford is on the mend, and the only thing going against him at this point is his contract. He’s set to make over $14 million next season and nearly $13 million in 2015, so it seems like Bradford would be headed for a new deal if he has a successful 2014 campaign. Bradford still has plenty to prove and isn’t in the clear yet, but it’s good to see that the Rams are willing to give him another year to show whether or not he can be “the guy”.
As of right now, Bradford is “the guy” for the Rams going into the 2014 season, and I don’t anticipate that changing. Although the Rams could potentially surprise us all and draft a QB, I buy it when both Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher state that they are standing by Bradford for another year.
Fisher said on Mike and Mike, via Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith, “Sam’s doing great with the rehab. He’s really excited. He took on a leadership role last year and he’s maintained that and he’s our quarterback, and we’ve said that.”
He added, “I don’t know where all this came from, but Sam’s our quarterback. He’s going to be under center,”
With Sammy Watkins a likely addition in the draft, there won’t be any excuses left for Bradford if he struggles this season, and that’s likely true even if the Rams don’t add another impact receiver.