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St. Louis Rams: 6 Reasons Sam Bradford Will Be NFL's Next Star QB
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Sam Bradford will take center stage in the success or failure of the St. Louis Rams in 2012.

St. Louis still believes in Sam Bradford as the quarterback of the Rams' future.

You should too.

The old regime drafted him No. 1 overall despite questions about his durability. Other options included Ndamukong Suh or a king's ransom for trading out of the top spot.

Instead, the Rams paid a king's ransom themselves to keep him while citing comparisons to Tom Brady.

Jeff Fisher's new regime then backed Bradford despite holding every opportunity to bail. With Bradford coming off an injury-plagued sophomore slump and a much hyped Robert Griffin III coming in at No. 2, dumping the swooning Sooner would have been easy and justifiable.

Instead, the Rams turned their back on the rookie and backed Bradford. Then they did everything they could this offseason to put him in a position to succeed.

Bradford doesn't need a breakout season. He already had that while winning the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2010. He just needs to bounce back from his breakdown season in 2011.

Here are six ways the Rams have made sure that will happen in 2012.

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