Tom Brandstater has been with five NFL teams since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 draft by the Denver Broncos. (It wasn’t so long ago Brandstater was briefly ahead of Tim Tebow on the depth chart.)
Brandstater joined the Rams at the start of this regular season and has bounced back and forth from their practice squad and active roster depending on Sam Bradford’s health.
Brandstater has never made a throw in an NFL game, but it sure looks like he’s going to make his first NFL start on Monday Night Football. Brandstater took all the first team snaps at Rams practice Thursday.
Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley, and Kellen Clemens all missed practice. Clemens was claimed off waivers Wednesday, but he had travel problems getting to St. Louis in time for Thursday’s session.
Steve Spagnuolo was asked who would start for the Rams on Thursday.
“I was thinking about lining up there, myself. I was a wishbone quarterback in high school,” Spagnuolo told via Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports.
Bradford and Spagnuolo are holding out some hope that the 2010 No. 1 overall pick could still start. If not, we may very well see a historic lack of interest in this Monday night game.
(Although I’m already strangely fascinated by the possibility. Brandstater fever. Catch it!)