I have heard Jeff Fisher on a number of occasions refer to the magical number of 2,000. Jeff says it takes a young player about 2,000 plays to become a Pro. Jeff’s point is that after 2,000 plays a player has been in almost every situation and should be to the point where he is reacting on instincts formed from experience.
So what does this mean for Sam Bradford? Sam Bradford has attempted 1,760 passes in the NFL. He should hit the magical 2,000 pass play mark around week 6 or so. By Fisher’s standards he should know this year if Sam has what it takes to be a winning pro.
In my opinion, 2014 is Sam’s make it or break it year. If Sam isn’t leading the Rams to victory in 2014, he should not be considered the future of the Saint Louis Rams organization. The Rams should move up in next year’s draft and draft a QB from a deep QB class. This would allow the rookie QB to sit for one year and learn while Sam plays out the final year of the single most ridiculous contract in the history of sports.