The wizard himself, Dr. James Andrews, is performing Sam Bradford's ACL surgery today.
That obviously begs the question: when will he be back? Additionally, will he be able to compete at a high level again?
Sorry, I don't have the answers if that's what you're looking for. But Bradford's situation is an encouraging one. First of all, he's got about a 2 month head-start on RGIII who blew out his knee in January. It took eight long months, but RGIII was able to start Week 1 against the Eagles. That's still not enough to ease my concerns since everyone heals differently and everyone has a different timetable for recovery. But Bradford's injury is arguably less of a battle compared to RGIII's complete reconstruction and Bradford doesn't necessarily need the sprinting ability that makes RGIII so special. All that being said, it is entirely plausible that Sam will start Week 1 of the 2014 season.
I'm praying for a full and speedy recovery, but the real world isn't always that kind. I think we have to imagine a team without Bradford should his knee fail to get back to 100%. I can think of a few other scenarios where another quarterback could be called upon to start (another injury, a re-injury to the same knee, poor performance due to the knee). If it comes to this, the Rams CANNOT continue to rely on Kellen Clemens to be that guy. For the sake of all of our young talent on both sides of the ball, the Rams organization has to give them a better chance to win games rather than banking on Clemens.
So my question to you all is: if Bradford is unable to start at any point next season, what should the Rams do about his replacement? draft, trade, or try Favre again? maybe call Dan Marino while they're at it?