Several reports out that St. Louis Rams’ QB Sam Bradford is out for the season after suffering another ACL injury, this one in yesterday’s game against the Browns:
Rams QB Sam Bradford is out for season after MRI shows he did tear left knee ACL, per sources. Rams will announce later today. @ESPNNFL
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 24, 2014
That’s obviously terrible news for the Rams, a team that had been expected to make some noise this season in an already-rugged NFC West.
The Rams’ backup QB is 34-year-old Shaun Hill, whose most significant experience came in 2010 with Detroit.
The Rams will almost certainly scour every other available avenue for a quarterback, though as Joel Corry noted, they don’t have a lot of cap space to make a big move:
The Rams ability to trade for a QB if Sam Bradford is out will be impacted by a lack of cap space (last in the NFL with $1.678M).
— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) August 24, 2014
Bradford missed much of last season, and both games against Seattle, with an ACL injury, as well. Then, Kellen Clemens was the backup and played each time against the Seahawks.
Seattle plays at St. Louis on Oct. 19 and then in what is becoming a tradition, hosts the Rams in the last regular season game on Dec. 28.