Five St. Louis Rams staring free agency in the face have a chance to be key contributors in 2014 and beyond, but they've got to get their new deals first.
With 1,673 passing yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions, Kellen Clemens has played himself into strong consideration for a new contract with the Rams. The 30-year-old averaged more yards per passing and rushing attempts than St. Louis' entrenched starter, Sam Bradford, this season.
If the Rams don't bring him back in the wake of Bradford's torn ACL, it means that they've signed—or drafted—someone with whom they feel more comfortable starting their season under center.
A handful of Clemens' teammates are facing similar employment uncertainty, with varying degrees of production to state their cases for remaining Rams.