It’s extremely unfortunate that we may never know what the 2010 1st overall pick Sam Bradford may have amounted to as an NFL quarterback. However life must go on for the St. Louis Rams with a different starting quarterback.
Immediately following Bradford’s injury head coach Jeff Fisher announced that 34 year old Shaun Hill will be their starting quarterback. Hill started Week 1 but didn’t return to the game after coming back to the sidelines after halftime due to a thigh injury. The injury has lingered for some time now, forcing Hill to sit out of the Rams Week 2 victory at Tampa Bay and Week 3 loss to Dallas.
Austin Davis has filled in at the quarterback position while Hill has been sidelined. While you have to commend head coach Fisher for his loyalty in sticking with Hill when he returns, there is a case to be made for Davis. Since starting the second half in Week 1 for the Rams, he has posted a quarterback rating of 93.1, completing 72.3% of his passes for 251 yards per game. Had it not been for Tony Romo and Dallas’s major come back in Week 3, Davis would have led the Rams to two straight victories.
The Rams have their bye week during Week 4 and will return to play the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5. Hill practiced a little during Wednesday and given the bye week, he is on pace to play Week 5. Fisher looks to be valuing loyalty over quality, so as long as Hill is healthy, he will be behind center.