Last week, Rams fans made their choice for the St. Louis Rams first half MVP, overwhelmingly picking rookie QB Sam Bradford.
It's hard to disagree. Few thought a rookie QB, who just turned 23 yesterday, would have this much of an impact, especially on a team starved for offensive playmakers. The worst part about MVPs and that kind of thing is obscuring the contributions of other players. Turnarounds don't happen just because of quarterbacks, certainly not in the Rams' case anyway. However, it is the game's most important position, and Bradford is reminding fans just how important of a role the passer plays in today's league.
This is supposed to be a Game Ball of the Week post, a stretch to do on a bye week. However, coming at the halfway point of the season, might as well give the first half game ball to King Sam.
Bradford was named the NFL Rookie of the Month for October. And he's got a good line on the Offensive Rookie of the Year award if he continues to play at this pace.