26-Year-Old Quarterback – St. Louis Rams
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Bradford's 2014 season was cut short by another torn left ACL, which paves the way for Shaun Hill to take over as the Rams' starting QB....
Sam Bradford Contract Information:
Bradford reached an agreement with the Rams on a six-year, $78 million contract in July of 2010 that could increase to as much as $86 million. The deal includes $50 million in guaranteed money.
Bradford (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Sam Bradford: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)An MRI taken Sunday revealed the tear in Bradford's knee, and Fisher left no doubt that Bradford's season is over. Shaun Hill is next in line to take over as the Rams' starting quarterback.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Bradford, who tore his ACL in the same knee last season, is in line to miss the coming season, assuming the report is confirmed. Shaun Hill should take over the team's top job, though it wouldn't surprise us to see the team add further depth at the position in the coming days.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Bradford exited Saturday's contest, after taking a hit on his surgically repaired left knee, but initial tests thankfully revealed no ACL damage. While the Rams' signal-caller was seen limping to the team's locker room, Bradford is reportedly walking normally now. Nonetheless, St. Louis' medical staff will still conduct a battery of tests to thoroughly evaluate the condition of Bradford's knee. Despite coach Jeff Fisher indicating the incident may have been just some sort of hyperextension, more definitive news should surface Sunday to project Bradford's status ahead of the regular season.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Removed from Saturday's preseason tilt in Cleveland after taking a hit, Bradford displayed an evident limp before heading to the locker room. He seemingly avoided the worst of the worst, but there has been no timetable given for his eventual return to action. In the meantime, Shaun Hill will be behind center in St. Louis.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bradford appeared to hurt his left knee, which suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 of last season. Any aggravation of the region is a worry, but the Rams won't release further information on the ailment Saturday. In his stead, Shaun Hill is the main man to direct the offense.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
When Bradford posted 3,512 yards and 18 touchdowns as a rookie in 2010, many believed the next great fantasy quarterback was upon us. In the past two seasons, though, Bradford hasn't been able to complete 60 percent of his passes. There were many signs of improvement last year, however, including career-highs in YPA (6.7), touchdowns (21) and yards (3,702). Although the Rams let go of running back Steven Jackson, Bradford will actually have a better supporting cast in 2013 than ever before. St. Louis made it a priority to upgrade its offense in the offseason, adding tight end Jared Cook in free agency and drafting college teammates Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey to play wide receiver. The Rams also signed offensive tackle Jake Long – a move that could actually be more valuable to Bradford than the acquisitions of the skill players.
For Bradford, 2012 needs to be the year he breaks out. It takes a leap of faith to expect it to happen, but he just seems too talented to fail. Moreover, the Rams have finally given him some talent at wideout. Second-round pick Brian Quick is a big (6-3, 220) target with a huge wingspan, and fourth-round pick Chris Givens is a field stretcher who should at least have the effect of a poor man’s Torrey Smith. In addition, second-round running back Isaiah Pead will give Bradford a dangerous home-run threat in the backfield that’s bound to make some plays on screen passes. Bradford could make an Alex Smith-like jump in 2012 after averaging just six yards per pass and throwing 24 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in his first 26 NFL games.
Considering he missed most of his final collegiate season in 2009 at Oklahoma with a shoulder injury, Bradford’s rookie year was promising. In addition to having his team in the hunt for a (weak as the NFC West might be) division title, Bradford threw more touchdowns (18) than interceptions (15) and completed 60 percent of his passes. As a smart player with a quick release and rare accuracy, Bradford only figures to improve. The additions of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, tight end Lance Kendricks (second round) and wideouts Austin Pettis (third round) and Greg Salas (fourth round) are all helpful, too.
The Rams seem committed to throwing Bradford into the fire. If Bradford does have to throw a lot, as Matthew Stafford did in ‘09, the results will not be pretty nor productive for your fantasy squad — especially if your league subtracts for picks. Bradford also has some injury risk as he was beaten up last year at Oklahoma. Any No. 1 overall pick with the level of production Bradford achieved in college is worthy of keeper league consideration. But beyond that, avoid.