EXCLUSIVE: Isaac Bruce picks Rams to win Super Bowl, high on Matthew Stafford

Written by Doug Rush

NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Isaac Bruce is picking the Los Angeles Rams to win the Super Bowl this season.

Isaac Bruce knows a thing or two about winning a Super Bowl for the Rams. After all, he was on that winning Super Bowl 34 team some 21 years ago.

So when the Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver thinks this current 2021 Rams team is a Super Bowl contender and can win the Lombardi Trophy come February, people should pay attention and take notice.

“I’m not just being a homer, but I feel like the Rams have a really big opportunity to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium,’ Bruce told a Betway Insider.

Since Sean McVay has taken over, the Rams have been a force to deal with. If not for the New England Patriots and Tom Brady, the Rams may have won Super Bowl 53. But that was a different team with a different quarterback. The Rams now have veteran Matthew Stafford, who looked like he could be an early candidate for the Offensive Player of the Year and MVP Awards with his performance against the Chicago Bears in a 34-14 win last Sunday.

“The addition of DeSean Jackson, being able to take the top off the defense and open up our running game and give Matthew Stafford even more toys to play with….that opens up the full playbook that Sean McVay has, to call any play that he wants to call at any time of the game”

Bruce also compared the duo of Tory Holt and himself to the current Rams duo that Stafford has had the chance to showcase his abilities with in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods.

“I think the way Torry [Holt] and myself complemented each other as far as, when he was getting the ball, I did my job to make sure that I cleared it out for him, and he did the same for me…that’s what I see in Cooper [Kupp]  and Robert [Woods], they complement each other very well”

The Rams were 10-6 last year during the pandemic season and beat the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs, but were upended by the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round.

Fresh off their win against the Bears, the Rams will travel to take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2.

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About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.