Despite rumors to the contrary, NFL media insider Ian Rapoport tweeted that the St. Louis Rams have not talked about trading quarterback Sam Bradford with anybody.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 5, 2014
Earlier on Monday word leaked from CBSSports’ Jason La Canfora that the Minnesota Vikings and the Rams could be trade partners for the former No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma.
That would contradict everything that Rams general manager Les Snead has said throughout the predraft process that the team is committed to Bradford.
The most compelling reason why a trade for Bradford would be unlikely? He is rehabbing a torn ACL and is scheduled to make a base salary of $14 million.
The Rams may draft a quarterback at some point in the 2014 NFL draft, but it won’t be because Bradford is traded and rather because his injury would necessitate the Rams have a quality backup and a young insurance policy on the roster