Sam Bradford is an elite NFL quarterback. Sam Bradford can't stay healthy. Sam Bradford doesn't have enough help around him. Sam Bradford is overpaid. Sam Bradford's offensive line is going to get him killed. Sam Bradford is the future of the St. Louis Rams.
You might hear all of those things said about Bradford in one week.
I personally think Bradford is going to be an elite NFL QB, and I also believe the Rams will eventually play in a Super Bowl with Bradford as their QB. Bradford was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2010, leading the Rams to a 7-9 record.
However, Bradford fell flat on his face in 2011. In the "what have you done for me lately" world we live in, it seems like some fans have already written Bradford off, like he is not going to truly be the QB to get the Rams over the hump.
History tells us otherwise.
Today, I'm going to show you five historical examples of a Hall of Fame QB that started out rough, or maybe started out okay and then had a bad year, like Bradford did in his second season. All of these QB's, as the roster got better around them, put up terrific numbers while leading their teams to multiple Super Bowl appearances.
I'm sure Rams' fans would sign off on Bradford leading us to two or three Super Bowls, right? As always, thanks for reading.