"Everybody does projections. We projected his numbers out had he stayed healthy last year," Fisher added. "They would have been quite impressive, and who knows what would have happened down the stretch."
What Fisher didn't say is that Bradford regressed at times before the injury and padded those numbers in garbage time.
The recent history of quarterbacks returning from ACL injuries doesn't bode well for Bradford's chances of finally establishing himself as the face of the franchise after an underwhelming 18-30-1 record across four seasons.
For better or worse, Fisher and general manager Les Snead are backing an enigmatic signal-caller with a golden arm but shaky pocket presence and come-and-go accuracy.