Sam Bradford done for the year

For the second consecutive year, the Rams have lost quarterback Sam Bradford to a torn left ACL.

The former first overall pick got off to a fast start in 2013, but tore up his knee during a Week 7 loss at Carolina.

St. Louis had faced a big decision on Bradford last offseason, with his base salary skyrocketing to over $14M.

Next year, he'll be due nearly $13M, but the $50M in guarantees from his $78M rookie deal were long ago accounted for.

As for his replacement this year, St. Louis currently has journeyman Shaun Hill, and is reportedly interested in Philly backup Mark Sanchez.

An acquisition of Butt Fumble would reunite him with Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer, who held that same position in New Jersey during Sanchez's first three seasons.

But Sanchez is already putting out word that he'd prefer to remain with the Eagles. Perhaps he realizes there's no cushier job than backup NFL QB, and of course, he's paid the same to hold a clipboard for Nick Foles as he would be jumping late into a tough situation.


Adam Schefter had erroneously reported on Saturday night that Bradford's knee was okay, prompting a stern reaction from Jeff Fisher.

Chris Burke runs through some of the possibilities, including, yes, ESPN college football analyst Tim Tebow.

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