Sam Bradford‘s future within the St. Louis Rams organization looks very much in doubt after a recent knee injury. It is a shame for Bradford. Just when he was gaining a rapport with some of his new receivers such as explosive talent Tavon Austin, he tears his ACL.
The Rams have made a bold move in the last few days. They reached out to quarterback and former legend Brett Favre, of all people. The man has been out of football for a number of years now and truly took a beating in his last few seasons, and certainly wouldn’t come back for a backup or part-time gig. That begs the question — why would the Rams call him?
I don’t believe GM Les Snead and ownership is sold on Bradford as the long-term solution. Favre may have been a Band-Aid until they found a long-term solution in free agency or the draft. Bradford has been in the league for four years now after a much ballyhooed college career where he was the surefire first pick in the draft.
The problem is that he has never made that step up into elite status. He has hovered right around average for most of his career. Many proclaimed it was because of a lack of playmakers around him.
The Rams finally made a conscious effort to fix that by trading up for Austin and going out in free agency and getting a guy like Jared Cook to help the downfield game. While Bradford’s stats have mildly improved, the team isn’t having any success. He’s not leading them to wins.
It’s possible that all these rumors of Favre and even Tim Tebow are due to panic setting in within the Rams organization. Or, it’s possible that they know they don’t have their answer on their current roster and will do just about anything to find it.