Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) reacts in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams’ Sam Bradford never doubted he was the starter


After suffering through another season of missing the playoffs, many thought the future of St. Louis Rams’ quarterback Sam Bradford was in doubt.

Although Bradford was on his way to the best season of his four-year career in 2013 before he tore his ACL back in October, there were many who believed the Rams were ready to move on and may use their number two overall pick to find Bradford’s replacement.

Instead, the Rams used the pick to get Bradford help, taking former Auburn Tigers’ offensive lineman Greg Robinson.

Throughout the entire process, even as the rumors surround Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles increase, Bradford never worried.

“I didn’t,” Bradford said after Thursday’s organized team activity via Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. “Throughout the end of last year I was in communication with [general manager] Les [Snead] and (coach) Jeff [Fisher], and they made it very clear what their plan was. Throughout the offseason they continued to make that clear. I knew what my position on this team was.”

Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher says his quarterback isn’t feeling any pressure.

“I don’t think he’s feeling any pressure at all,” Fisher said. “He just wants to win. All of this stuff is being generated that this is his year, things like that; if you do the projections off of last year, if he’d have stayed healthy he would have had some very impressive numbers. So no pressure on Sam.”

Last season, Bradford was once again hit by injuries and was limited to just seven games (he played in all 16 games in 2012) Bradford completed 159 of 262 passes for 1,687 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. In his career, he has completed 1,032 of 1,760 passes for 11,065 yards with 59 touchdowns and 38 interceptions.

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