Predicting the Rams statistical leaders

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With the NFL’s “dead month” of July wrapping up and the preseason fast approaching, excitement is growing about the upcoming season. For the Rams, 2015 is a big year for numerous reasons and could be the year St. Louis finally returns to the playoffs, but they will need some players to step it up or keep on keeping on. Lets take a look at who may lead the Rams in the major statistical categories.

Passing Yards/Touchdowns

2014 Leader: Austin Davis 2,001 Yards / 12 Touchdowns

2015 Prediction: Nick Foles 3,450 Yards / 23 Touchdowns

Oct 26, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Bradford was looking to finally establish a little consistency in with the Rams franchise in 2014, but his second torn ACL in as many years would put that idea to bed. That would bring in both Shaun Hill and Austin Davis. Ultimately, neither would prove overly effective, but it seemed for a while that Davis would be the better option under center. However, neither were ever considered a long term option and the Rams acquired Nick Foles from the Philadelphia Eagles this spring in exchange for Bradford and some swapping of draft picks. Foles put himself on the map with an exceptional 2013 where he threw for 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Don’t expect him to recreate that success his first year in St. Louis, but he should be a much more consistent player than Bradford was. It will take some time to mesh with his receiving options, but as the year progresses things will get better. Flirting with 3,500 yards is very realistic, and a return to a respectable touchdown total as well.

Next: Rushing Yards