Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructive left knee surgery in November. And he wants you to know that he really means it.
"You're not gonna hear a head coach say he has a player on his team that's not ahead of schedule coming off an ACL," Fisher said. "Everybody says they're all ahead of schedule. But [Bradford] is realistically way ahead of schedule. He's working hard."
Bradford won't do much at the start of the Rams' offseason workout program this week. Fisher said Bradford will be throwing at some point in mid-June during OTAs. He is expected to be healthy by the beginning of training camp.
This season is yet another critical one of Bradford. He gets a pass because of last year's injury, but he needs to pick up where he left off as he was on track to have a career year. The Rams have found a running game in Zac Stacy and have an excess of high-upside receivers surrounding Bradford. The Rams could still use another proven veteran in that group and should make offensive line a high priority in the draft. The point being is that the Rams have done a lot to give Bradford what he needs to succeed. Now it's on him.
Bradford is a QB2 for fantasy purposes, but he's only 26, and his stock definitely has room for growth.