Love him or hate him, Rams coach Jeff Fisher expressed his commitment to the former 2010 first-overall pick. Quarterback Sam Bradford has been anything but consistent in his four year tenure with the St. Louis Rams. His interception to completion ratio has been a roller coaster that St. Louis fans s are getting far too familiar with. However, to be fair, it hasn’t really been his fault. The Rams have ridden the coaching carrousel for the last five years. Two Head Coaches in five seasons is not a way to build a contender. The team has pretty much been in transition for over a decade now. “The Greatest Show On Turf” was the last big thing to come out of the Mound City, and that was 13 years ago.
Up until recently, The Rams offensive line was putrid, and a big reason Bradford has continued to feel the pressure under center every season. He also hasn’t had many weapons other then Running-back Steven Jackson, who left in Free Agency last off-season. Their biggest additions have been receiver Tavon Austin, who’s still trying to shed the skeptics who’ve abeled him a bust and Tight-End Jared Cook. To make matters worse, Bradford tore his ACL in week seven against the Carolina Panthers, which abruptly ended his 2013 season. Despite his QB struggling and now heading into his 5th year of a six-year deal, coach Fisher sounded optimistic in his Tuesday interview with ESPN’s “Mike and Mike”
“Sam’s doing great with the rehab,” Fisher said. “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.”
Bradford’s Contract will count $17.6 million against the salary cap. St. Louis will have a plethora of options to choose from heading into the off-season. They can either restructure his contract, which seems like the most likely of scenarios, or they could cut him and draft another quarterback. Those two first round picks in May’s draft may come in handy. Whether Sam Bradford can be labeled a bust or not is still yet to be determined. As it stands, General Manager Les Snead and Fisher appear comfortable rolling the dice with him for the foreseeable future.
Sports-Kings Down and Distance Contributor Stephn Baldetti @StephnBdettiSK