The St. Louis Rams weren’t sure what the future of franchise quarterback Sam Bradford was after he tore his ACL this past season in a game against the Carolina Panthers. But as devastating as the injury was, it appears that Bradford is the latest example of an NFL player coming back from an ACL injury early.
According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, Bradford has already been cleared by the Rams medical staff to begin running in a treadmill for the first time since his ACL injury.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 22, 2014
This is outstanding news for Rams fans who thought this offseason would be filled with questions about Bradford’s future. There are still legitimate questions about Bradford leading the St. Louis Rams into the future, but his ACL is starting to have less and less to do with it.
It’s possible that the Rams draft a quarterback this year, as the draft seems loaded with young backup talent like A.J. McCarron and Aaron Murray, but at least it won’t be because Bradford isn’t ready to come back.
Whether or not that’s a good thing is the next question for Rams fans.