Rams QB Bradford out for year with torn ACL, Clemens will start against Hawks


Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is taken from the field on the cart in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford exited Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers with a torn ACL in his left knee and will be out for the rest of the season, according to ESPN.com.

The Rams also confirmed the injury on the team’s official Twitter account:

Bradford’s injury puts the Rams in an interesting situation at quarterback.

As of Monday, the only quarterback on their roster — or practice squad for that matter — is eight-year veteran Kellen Clemens.

Clemens took Bradford’s place in the fourth quarter on Sunday and went 2-for-4 for 19 yards.

Originally drafted out of Oregon by the New York Jets in 2006, Clemens has only played in 31 career games, 12 of which he started. In those games, he completed 51.8 percent of his passes (198-for-382) for 2,290 yards, seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

In a press conference on Monday, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team has “a process in place” in acquiring another quarterback this season.

Regardless, Clemens will get the nod against the Seahawks when they visit the Rams on Oct. 28:

Even with Bradford at the helm, the Rams have only managed 228.1 passing yards per game, 18th in the league.

The Seahawks have allowed 190.6 passing yards per game, second-fewest in the NFL.

The last time the teams met was the regular season finale last season at CenturyLink Field, which the Seahawks won, 20-13.

The last time the Seahawks played at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis was Week 4 of last year, where they fell 19-13 for their second loss of the season.

Bradford was 16 of 30 for 221 yards and an interception.