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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rams' Sam Bradford needs to win in 2014

By on 4/22/2014 01:00:00 PM

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford's NFL career has been marked by inconsistency and injuries, and the torn left anterior cruciate ligament he suffered last season has his future with the team in doubt. He has two years and $27 million left on his contract, but rumblings that the Rams may draft a quarterback in this year's draft has put extra pressure on him to stay healthy and perform well in 2014.

Bradford is reportedly making excellent progress in his recovery from knee surgery, and though he will not be a full-go for this week's offseason workouts all indications are he will be ready for training camp. Head coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead remain committed to Bradford as their starting quarterback for next season, but a lack of other options may be driving that more than anything.

It is worth noting that the previous regime in St. Louis drafted Bradford, and the depth behind him is not great. So it is entirely reasonable to expect the Rams to draft a quarterback next month, and we may see an open competition for the starting job in 2015 if Bradford struggles again next season.

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  1. Every year we hear the same story...Bradford needs to win. This is the same foolhardy spiel we have heard for the last three years. Bottom line...Bradford is not the answer. Fischer's commitment to him is delaying the progress of this organization. They have made some strides in improving the team. But unless they get the right QB in place the team will continue to flounder.