St. Louis Rams Closing Evaluations: What Grades Do the Quarterbacks Receive?

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The 2014 season certainly didn’t play out as most expected it to for the St. Louis Rams at the quarterback position. Starter Sam Bradford, who had his 2013 season ended early by an ACL tear, was supposed to come back and lead his most talented cast of offensive playmakers yet, highlighted by a maturing receiving corps that included young, talented players like Brian Quick, Stedman Bailey, and Tavon Austin.

Unfortunately, those plans–and really, the Rams season–went down the toilet on August 23 in Cleveland, when Bradford suffered yet another ACL tear that ended his comeback before it even began. With the Rams having neglected to draft a rookie signal-caller in the early-to-middle rounds despite suggestions by many that they should, the keys to the offense were handed over to 34-year-old career backup Shaun Hill.

After Hill himself suffered an injury in Week 1, we saw former undrafted free agent Austin Davis, who had been coaching high school quarterbacks less than a year prior and only found his way back to the NFL after Bradford’s injury, assume the starting role. While Davis was effective for a while, he ultimately ended up struggling enough that Hill got the starting job back for the final six games of the season.

Advance through the next few slides to see what grades the Rams quarterbacks received for their performances during 2014.

Next: Shaun Hill