Jordan Fuller wrote the screenplay this week, and it couldn’t have been better.
Rams rookie safety Fuller – a sixth-round pick, No.199, like Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady 20 years ago – intercepted Brady twice Monday night to help seal the 27-win. 24 of the Rams.
Fuller mentioned this week that Brady had been playing in the NFL for (almost) as long as he was alive. And sure enough, Brady’s deep ball is wobbly these days. But still, it’s a big problem for a young player, and especially the one who played such a trip like Fuller.
“First off, I’m definitely keeping those (game balls),” Fuller said with a laugh after the game, as the nearby Rams locker room erupted with glee. “It just means a lot, being able to compete with one of the best quarterbacks of all time. It’s something I don’t take lightly, something this whole defense doesn’t take lightly at all.
Fuller quietly took over the Rams’ starting safety role against strong safety John Johnson this spring, impressing coaches with his ball skills and ability to get to his place every game. He suffered from a sting to the shoulder and neck before the team left the team two weeks ago and made a stint in the short-term casualty reserve. After his return, two of his counterparts, rookie safety Terrell Burgess and sophomore safety Taylor Rapp, suffered injuries and are currently in IR (Burgess’ injury ends the season).
Against Brady’s extremely stacked receiving group, which includes Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown (and that doesn’t even include tight end Rob Gronkowski), the Rams’ secondary depth seemed slim.
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