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Rams settle for two more years of guaranteed mediocrity, and it only cost them $24 million. What a bargain

New St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles (R) looks on as head football coach Jeff Fisher talks to reporters at the Rams practice facility in Earth City, Missouri on March 13, 2015. Foles comes to St. Louis from Philadelphia in a trade for Sam Bradford. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI.

Still better than Bradford (We’ll see about that.). I hear RGIII will be available soon. Foles doesn’t have enough of a track record for us to really know what’s up with him.  I bet he’s been better than, say, Eli was at this point in his career.  Or Flacco. To the numbers! Definitely has Eli beat.  Flacco probably gets the edge for starting 48 games in his first three seasons, though Foles’ rates are a bit better. Everything I saw of FOles in Philly said that this was a kid with talent who could lead, follow and take direction/coaching. The Rams aren’t going to unseat Seattle this year but I could envision them rising above their station and ending up 2nd in the division. Don’t know if it would be enough for a wild card though. Plus, the team can get out after one year if they really want to, and that’s about what an average to slightly above average QB makes now. It’s a good move for both sides. The Advisors knows what they are doing. He’s making half of what Russell Wilson will make. Seems about right.

As long as Foles stays healthy, the Rams should have a decent chance of a 9-7 type season. They’ve always give the Seahawks fits in St. Louis, and playing the Bucs and the Snyderskins will help. Also, the 49ers appear to be a dumpster fire this year.

Fisher and Snead needed a QB that didn’t get hurt every year by breathing on him, and frankly when Bradford played he was mediocre: 18-30-1 as a starter. Not to say that he had the best of situations around him, but for the $$$ and the hype around him, you expect a lot more. Don’t know what Kelly didn’t like in Foles, but in 1.5 seasons he did things Bradford could only accomplish in his dreams. Mediocre is better than suck, and in order to get Hackenberg they’re gonna have to suck. So please, Bears, suck this year for me.

You might be wondering why we’re referencing Wal-Mart here (NYSE: WMT) – it’s because Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams) is married to Ann Walton Kroenke, the daughter of Wal-Mart cofounder Bud Walton. (Just saying)