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It's not often that the first overall pick in the draft performs like, well, the first overall pick in the draft. But Bradford has been as good as advertised.
The Rams quarterback nearly led his team to a division title just one season after St. Louis had the worst record in the NFL, falling one game short when he lost to eventual NFC West champion Seattle. But Bradford has still had about as good of a rookie season as anyone could have hoped.
The 23-year-old threw for 3,512 yards and 18 touchdowns with a 60.0 completion percentage. He set rookie records for completions (354) and attempts (590), and his 3,512 yards were the second most in league history behind only Peyton Manning. He did all this without a single standout receiver, though he did make Danny Amendola (85 receptions, 689 yards) into a household name.
The Rams finally have the franchise quarterback they've been waiting for since the days of Kurt Warner.