At Turf Show Times they've extrapolated Sam Bradford's busy first three weeks with the St. Louis Rams across the rest of the regular season, and the picture they present is interesting, to say the least.â†µ
Extrapolating his current statistical output out to a full season, Bradford theoretically would finish the season with 3,493 yards, 21TD, 27INT, a 72.6 passer rating, and a total of 32 sacks.â†µ
The sacks put him in the top ten in the NFL, which is something the Rams' young offensive line is going to need to deal with. The interceptions—well, they're all on Sam Bradford, although this early in the season that last-second heave in week one is adding something like five interceptions to his seasonal total.â†µ
Nothing is certain about how NFL quarterbacks develop—as Brett Gall notes later on in the piece, that quarterback rating would place him third among all number-one picks in the last 40 years, behind... Jeff George and Tim Couch.â†µ
What's been most impressive to me so far is that the Rams have had to rely on him, with Steven Jackson not 100% and the wide receivers not even 25%, and he's been able to handle the excess load. Not many number one quarterbacks need to throw 3500 yards—and he's been surprisingly capable at that pace.