The St. Louis Rams are a proud franchise that can trace its history back to the very early days of the National Football League. Through the years they have had some great seasons with good finishes and even some championships. They have also had some great players too throughout their history, including at the position of quarterback.
A good quarterback is something that every team hopes to get, but it is harder to do than it sounds. Finding a good rookie quarterback is even harder. With that in mind, who is the best rookie quarterback the Rams have ever had?
Bob Waterfield was a 25 year old rookie when he suited up for the Rams in 1945. He finished the season completing 52% of his passes, throwing for 1,609 yards, and accumulating 14 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions. Tony Banks had a reasonably good rookie season for the Rams in 1996 when he went 192 of 368 for 2,544 yards with 15 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Marc Bulger played exceptionally well in just under a half season during his rookie year in 2002 when he completed 64.5% of his throws for 1,826 yards, 14 touchdowns and only six interceptions. Dieter Brock was a 34 year old rookie in 1985 when he came to the Rams from the Canadian Football League. He would establish many Rams team records by completing just under 60% of his passes for 2,658 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
The best rookie quarterback the Rams have ever had though is Sam Bradford. Bradford came to the team as the number one overall pick and then didn’t disappoint. The Rams didn’t have a great season that year, but he would go 354 of 590 for 3,512 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. It looks like the Rams have a good one and somebody they can count on at the position for years to come.