In time, Sam Bradford will become the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. How fast that happens depends on his development. So far, there are no signs that the organization is rushing the first overall pick.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Bradford is working primarily with the second and third team, while veteran A.J. Feeley is getting time with the starters and Keith Null is also part of the mix.
It’s all part of the learning experience for the future of the franchise.
“It’s been great. I’ve learned a lot, come a long way since Day One,” Bradford told the newspaper. “I feel a lot more comfortable in the huddle, on the field. I’ve put a lot of time in, and I think I’ve been able to grasp more, I’ve been able to work more than I would in a spring session back at Oklahoma.”
Coach Steve Spagnuolo says Bradford “seems to be catching on with the offense” and his “progress is good.”
Still, no one would say that Bradford is a finished product. He’s adjusting from primarily working from the shotgun in college to offensive coordinator’s Pat Shurmur‘s West Coast scheme.
“I still have a long way to go; I know that,” Bradford said. “But I think being around the vets, especially A.J. and Keith, guys who have been in this offense, (helps).”
Fan will clamor for Bradford in the preseason. If he shines, it will be interesting to see if Spagnuolo sticks to his plan of brining along the rookie signal-caller slowly or feels the pressure to get him on the field.
Here’s some other news making its way Around the Web on a Saturday:
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette speculates the Steelers will start the season with Byron Leftwich as their quarterback.
- Receiver Demaryius Thomas practiced with the Broncos on Friday. The first-round pick has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his left foot prior to the NFL Scouting Combine.