So many NFL players recovering from injuries in recent years have boasted that they’re “ahead of schedule” that it sometimes seems like it’s time to change the schedule. But Rams quarterback Sam Bradford does appear to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL.
Bradford is doing more than he was expected to do at the Rams’ Organized Team Activities, participating in not just seven-on-seven but also running the two-minute offense in 11-on-11, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Bradford is reportedly scrambling to avoid pressure and completing good deep passes.
Although Bradford is wearing a brace on his left knee, he otherwise appears to be all the way back, less than eight months after his injury.
Now the question facing the Rams is whether Bradford can turn into the franchise quarterback they drafted him to be, and they’re paying him to be. And then whether Bradford can stay healthy for 16 games.