By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: January 20th, 2015 at 11:49 PM EST
The St. Louis Rams want Sam Bradford back for another season. However, the big question was whether Bradford is confident enough to overcome a second torn ACL in as many seasons.
According to sources, Bradford had a talk with former Oklahoma Sooners co-offensive coordinator Josh Huepel within the past month. We have been informed that this conversation helped Bradford focus on another lengthy comeback.
Bradford, who will be entering the final year of his contract, reportedly was devastated following his second left torn ACL in the 2014 preseason. He’s reportedly considered whether he’ll continue his football career or not at that time.
With his injuries, the Rams are expected to look at free agency to go after a quarterback. The team has been linked to free agent-to-be Mark Sanchez, who is not expected to re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sanchez was linked to former Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. But since Schottenheimer moved on to the college ranks, time will tell if that link will continue to be there.
Bradford has only played in seven games in the past two seasons. He’s due to make $12.985 million next season; however, the team may come to him and ask him to restructure his contract at a lower rate.
The 27-year-old, who is reportedly open to a competition with Austin Davis, Shaun Hill, or whoever is willing to come in via free agency, went 159 of 262 for 1,687 yards in 2013. He also had 14 touchdowns to 4 interceptions at the time, before his first torn ACL.
Davis filled in well for Bradford much of last season. Many thought he would be the future for the Rams, but according to sources, he’s no longer the future with the team giving Bradford one more shot.
Bradford had a 18-30-1 record with the team, with a best 7-9 record in 2010. In addition, besides the 2010 season, the 2012 season was the only other season where he completed a full season.
He’s thrown for 11,065 yards with 59 touchdowns to 38 interceptions.