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Once and for all, no Sam Bradford trade

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by -X-, Feb 24, 2012.

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/ ... ford-trade

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Coach Jeff Fisher answered succinctly when asked Friday whether the St. Louis Rams would "ever consider" trading quarterback Sam Bradford.

    "That wouldn't be an option," Fisher said.

    Fisher, speaking at the NFL scouting combine, fielded the question from an Ohio reporter.

    The connection between Bradford and Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur, the Rams' former coordinator, made for intriguing possibilities even though St. Louis has never wavered in its stance that Bradford represents its future at the position.

    The Browns hold the fourth overall pick in the draft. They do not necessarily have a franchise quarterback. Bradford enjoyed a successful season by rookie standards when playing in Shurmur's system two years ago.
     
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    Such cutting edge reporting from the usual stiffs in the media. Wonder how long it took to put together THAT insightful piece. Pretty convenient that he left out the whole salary issue. Wouldn't want to put a bug in his thesis. Love also the fact that he essentially admits that there is absolutely no basis for the idea except for a Kevin Baconesque relationship between Bradford and Shurmur. What a tool.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it would be an option if Rodgers, Raji, Matthews III, and Jennings were in play for Bradford and the number two overall pick.

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    Believe it or not, the salary's not an issue. Not a big one, anyway. Bradford would represent a $1M loss in the next year if he was traded today. Can't remember where I read that, so it may not be 100% factual, but someone worked out the numbers.
     
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    I was referring to the cost of his salary to the other team. If we really wanted to trade him, how would he be worth his salary to another team? And it's not that I don't think he is worth his salary. But if we were to be in the market for trading him, you would think it would be because the Rams organization thinks he won't live up to the money spent on a number one pick before the rookie cap.
     
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