CBS’ Jason La Canfora made some waves on Monday Morning on CBS Sports 920′s The Morning After show. He suggested that “people in the league” believe the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings have discussed a trade for former No. 1 overall pick quarterback Sam Bradford.
As transcribed by Turf Show Times:
There are people in the league who believe there have been discussions with the Vikings. Rams people have denied any conversations whatsoever. The bottom line is if they don’t take a quarterback, they’re not trading Sam Bradford. There’s so much uncertainty in this draft that it’d be difficult to put the horse before the cart … all these things are tied together.
The Rams are going to talk to a lot of teams between now and whenever their first pick is … can continue to gauge the market.
If there was an actual discussion around Bradford, it has either died off or they’re still working on something before the draft as La Canfora suggests. Trading Bradford before the draft would allow them to draft a replacement if need be, but they might draft one anyways and continue to try to trade him or begin grooming his replacement. Of course with Bradford comes his lofty $14.015 million salary. There would have to be some restructuring to make Bradford more appealing.
Either way it will be an interesting situation to watch.