St. Louis Rams quarterback Keith Null is pursued by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, rear, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- After starting the last four games for the lowly St. Louis Rams, rookie quarterback Keith Null believes he's ready to contend for the top job next season.
Null threw nine interceptions and just three touchdown passes in a string of setbacks that clinched the No. 1 draft pick for 1-15 St. Louis. The Rams were forced to use Null after injuries to Marc Bulger and Kyle Boller.
Null said Monday he learned a lot during his on-the-job training stint and feels ready to compete for the starting spot next year.
Null was shaken up and had to be replaced in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to San Francisco but felt better by the end of the game. He says a team doctor cleared him without administering a test for concussion symptoms.
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