ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.
Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads.
Bradford can't remember when that wasn't perceived to be the case, and he tries to ignore low outside expectations that include a fantasy rating in the bottom half of NFL quarterbacks and other assorted doubts. He's as eager as anyone on the outside to be a difference-maker in a breakthrough season.
So far he's been impressive in camp, rewarded for dedication to the rehab program. Though he's wearing a brace, there have been no restrictions.
Before his season-ending left knee injury in Week 7, Bradford appeared headed for his best year with 14 touchdown passes and just four interceptions.
--
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Eagles to Play Underdog Role Again The Eagles will have another opportunity to wear their dog masks this week as they've opened up as an underdog against the Vikings in...
Thumbnail Patriots Big Favorites vs. Jaguars The line is out for Sunday's AFC Championship Game and the Patriots are nearly double-digit favorites to beat the Jaguars in New England.
Thumbnail Non-Extra Point Costs Vikings Bettors Mike Zimmer's decision not to kick the extra point following Stefon Diggs' miracle touchdown versus the Saints on Sunday cost plenty of...
Thumbnail Saints vs. Vikings Prediction Are the New Orleans Saints a live dog or are public bettors missing an opportunity to lay the points on the Minnesota Vikings? Here is our pick for Sunday’s NFL...
Thumbnail Public on Saints, Sharps on Vikings While public bettors are siding with the underdog Saints for their Divisional Round playoff matchup with the Vikings, the money is on...

NFL Team Pages