Is Sam Bradford Worth It?


Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is taken off the field on a cart in the fourth quarter. The Carolina Panthers defeated the St. Louis Rams 30-15 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Bradford did an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and told them that he is “confident” that he will be back for Training Camp this July.

"“Barring any major setbacks, I feel very confident for camp,” Bradford told the Post-Dispatch. “From everything that Reggie’s told me, he feels like that’s an attainable goal. He feels really good with where we’re at right now, and the progress that we’ve made in these first eight weeks. I think as long as we continue on this track, I’m confident that will be a reasonable thing.”"

The 2008 Heisman Trophy winner has had an up and down career as a pro with the St. Louis Rams. The torn ACL he suffered against the Carolina Panthers was the second time he had a season ending injury in his career. Is he worth it anymore?

The NFC West is a gaunlet, I don’t have to remind devout NFL fans that fact. The Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers are meeting this Sunday for the NFC Championship. That guarantees the NFC West will have it’s second straight participant in the Super Bowl. This is not a division where a “game manager” can win it all. You have to have a great quarterback to win in this division.

There is no question that out of the 4 starting quarterbacks in the NFC West, the St. Louis Rams have the worst quarterback. The NFL is a quarterback driven league. Every rule benefits the quarterback so why should be content sticking around with mediocrity at quarterback. When the Rams chose Sam Bradford, I went along with it. The Rams needed a quarterback and you had the first overall pick so it was a no brainer. The Rams have given him ample time to separate himself as the man in St. Louis. He hasn’t done it.

So is Sam Bradford worth it? No. The Rams should look to draft another quarterback and at least have a contingency plan. The Rams owe it to themselves to look out for their best interests, not Sam Bradford.

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