Will 2013 Be Sam Bradford's Last Chance to Prove Himself as the Starter For the St. Louis Rams?

By Dan Parzych
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Over his first three seasons in the league, Sam Bradford has showed potential at times as the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, but it’s no secret he’s yet to live up to the expectations of a No. 1 pick. In fact, 2012 was Bradford’s best season in the league after throwing for 3,702 yards to go along with 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions–which is average if anything.

Now, Bradford heads into a 2013 season in which he will have no more excuses not to perform at a high level–especially after the addition of rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin.

The Rams selected Bradford in the first round of this year’s draft and with the type of career he displayed at West Virginia–there’s no question the wideout will have the chance to make an immediate impact as a rookie. Not only can Austin be used in the passing game, but he’s been proven to be effective on the ground as well.

With Bradford throwing him the ball–the possibilities could be endless next season.

Bradford’s first three seasons in the league haven’t been anything to brag about, but next year is the perfect chance for him to prove that he is capable of being one of the league’s top quarterbacks. It certainly won’t be easy for St. Louis playing in a very competitive NFC West, but if this team is going to have any chance of being a playoff contender–they’re going to need Bradford to take his game to the next level in 2013.

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