Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was emotional when he met with the media for the first time since tearing an ACL for the second straight season.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bradford was fighting back tears when talking about how hard it was to suffer such a serious injury after rehabbing for nearly a year in order to get back on the field in the first place. It was especially painful for Bradford to miss out on what he calls the most talented team he’s ever been a part of and he said not knowing how it would play out would “eat me up.”
With one year left on his contract at a $13 million base salary and two lost seasons to go with three middling ones, some have suggested that Bradford won’t get another chance to lead the offense in St. Louis. The quarterback said his mind is focused on the injury and the rehab to come right now.
“You know, I can’t focus on that right now,” Bradford said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I think it’s a little too soon. I haven’t even thought that far ahead. It’s still pretty hard to comprehend [the injury] right now.”
The Rams have remained totally devoted to Bradford over the last two years and haven’t brought in serious competition for the starting job. It’s hard to believe that will be the case if Bradford’s back at any price next season.