Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) reacts in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Rams, Vikings discussed Sam Bradford trade


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.

Listen to the audio here, the relevant part starts at the 14-minute mark.

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.

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings St. Louis Rams

  • David Mallow

    this will never happen..no way does Minnesota pick up a contract of this size for a mediocre QB..Cassel is a better choice than this bum

    • Ken Tomlin

      I agree! Why trade for an over priced and often injured QB! We might as well stick with Ponder.

  • Rebel7

    I pray the Rams get rid of Bradford and draft a young passionate Johnny Manziel. Bring some excitement to St. Louis with a true competitor who’s not afraid to be vocal and lead the football team, something Bradford has never done.