Austin Davis announced as St. Louis Rams' starting QB


Third-year undrafted quarterback Austin Davis has been one of the most pleasant surprises of this young NFL season. The St. Louis Rams want to see if he has staying power.

Davis will start Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, and it's now his job to lose. Coach Jeff Fisher announced the news Wednesday, and said that he spoke with both Davis and the team's Week 1 starter Shaun Hill about the decision. Hill called the decision "frustrating" and Fisher stressed he won't have a "short hook" with Davis.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity," Davis said Wednesday.

Hill left the team's opening week loss with a thigh injury, and Davis has been a revelation since. While Davis doesn't have a huge arm, he's found success throwing the ball down the field. He's made good decisions and shows a nice touch on mid-level passes. He leads the league in completion percentage and is in the top 10 in yards per attempt.

When Sam Bradford was lost for the season, the Rams looked cooked. Fisher said the team would rally around Hill, but he only lasted half a game. But it's been their defense that has disappointed more through three weeks. Davis, meanwhile has given the team a much-needed boost.

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