More often than not, the first name brought up in offseason chatter surrounding rookie quarterbacks has been Tim Tebow. Somewhere after that has come Sam Bradford, the first overall pick in the draft.
Whoa … see how easy that is? A slippery slope.
We know that, in time, Bradford will be the St. Louis Rams starter, even if he’s avoiding the question for now. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo has deftly avoided setting a timetable, and while Bradford mixed in taking first-team reps during OTAs and minicamps, he still sits behind veteran A.J. Feeley for the foreseeable future.
So what is the best-laid plan for Bradford? Analysts Brian Baldinger, Jamie Dukes and Warren Sapp were in agreement (possibly a first) on “NFL Total Access” Thursday, suggesting that Bradford should be worked in slowly.
“You put him out there, and that locker room knows he’s not ready, you’ll lose the whole place,” Sapp opined.