Sources around the league have stated the Buffalo Bills have interest in trading for St. Louis Rams Quarterback, Sam Bradford. It is believed that new Bills head coach, Rex Ryan isn’t sold on incumbent QB EJ Manuel.
Bradford is owed a $13MM base salary and was told he had permission to seek a trade. Something that Jeff Fisher has quickly denied. Fisher has made statements that Bradford is the Rams QB for the 2015 season.
Bradford missed the entire 2014 season due to a ACL tear and hasn’t played a full season since 2012. While Bradford had showed promise his rookie season, many believe he has been a bust selection. Being on the field has been more than difficult, missing 31 games since entering the league.
It is believed that no teams have actually contacted the Rams. Yet, the organization wants Bradford to take a pay cut, which will by $16.6 million against the salary cap.
The Browns could be another team interested in Bradford. The Rams would be asking for high draft picks in Bradford. There are not many teams that would not be willing to trade draft picks for an injury-prone quarterback. When on the field, Bradford has been mediocre.
The Rams have shown great patience with Bradford and have little to show it. The organization should be excited that other teams could have potential interest. But, the QB prospects in the draft are limited. If the team were to trade Bradford, they would need to find better options than Shaun Hill and Austin Davis.
Rams fans are not only frustrated with the play of the team over the past decade. Many have been frustrated with Bradford and his lack of ability to stay on the field. On top of that, the Rams have shown interest in moving the team to LA. If the team were to trade Bradford without a suitable backup, it would not go over well. Yet, keeping him hasn’t proved to be of any value.