Dec 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) attempts a pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Trade Rumors: Rams In Trade Talks With Vikings For Bradford


Oct 6, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) looks to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at The Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

The talks that the Rams may be interested in Johnny Manziel may be true after all. According to sources, the Rams are looking to trade Sam Bradford, and the team interested could be the Minnesota Vikings.

Tim McKernan is a fairly well respected sports talk guy in the St. Louis area, so the chances of this just being something that was just thrown out there is unlikely.

General manager Les Snead and Jeff Fisher have remained faithful to Bradford, but coming off of a torn ACL, and with the front office supposedly having interest in Manziel, they could try to move the now 5th year quarterback.

What could the Rams get for Bradford? The trade could help them move up from the 13th selection to number eight, where the Vikings sit, or even possibly help them pick up a couple extra selections later in the draft. Most likely the Vikings won’t be coughing up their first round pick giving the Rams three selections in the first round.

If the Rams were actually considering trading Bradford, this would be the perfect time to do it. There isn’t a quarterback that really stands out in this draft. With that said, the Rams would certainly have leverage when it came to trade talks and could get a little more than if there was an Andrew Luck sitting at the top.

The Vikings are a team in need of a quarterback and the Rams have questions at the position. A change of venue might be exactly what Bradford needs to get his career on track. Bradford is the typical Norv Turner style quarterback, therefore the move would make sense.

The chances of this actually happening are probably unlikely, but I wouldnt call it completely out of the water. The draft is inching closer and with that will come a lot of rumors. This could be just another one of those rumors to cause a little smoke, but then again, it could be a rumor that starts a fire.

Tags: Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams Trade Rumors

  • bluenotebacker

    Very interesting to say the least, and while I’d actually welcome the trade, I’m not a huge Manziel fan, and I’m not so sure the Rams are really looking to completely start over yet. Bradford’s earning potential may cause problems for the Rams soon though- he’ll likely ask for big $ but he hasn’t really earned it yet in St. Louis

  • pbg619

    I really dont know how to feel about this cause i like Manziel but he could be the number one pick….and I still like Bradford….I would say draft a QB let him learn under Bradford rather than have a rookie start most def in our division plus i think Bradford will prove people wrong so i hope we keep him and wont trade unless we can get away with robbery and get there 8th spot for our 13th there 2nd round pick and a 5th round pick

  • Rebel7

    Manziel will bring so much excitement to the Rams, games will be sold out, and we may actually have an offense exciting enough to watch. Bradford has been mediocre at BEST during his stay here. Yes he’s had some tough situations with new coaches and systems being put in, but he has shown, time and time again, that he is a mediocre at best quarterback. There’s always something with Bradford…first we say he doesn’t have a good O-line or WR’s. So last year we bring in Jake Long, Jared Cook, and Tavon Austin. Those moves alone should have been enough but we still get mediocre play from Bradford. Bottom Line: Clemens played better than Bradford and won more tough games last year than Bradford. It is time to bring some life and personality to this offense. DRAFT MANZIEL.

    • taylor26um

      Medicore play are you dumb 14tds 4 ints on pave for 30+tds 11ints and over 4,000 yards passing lmao

      • Rebel7

        Pace* lmao. But was he winning games though? Last time I checked the Rams started the season 1-3. Bradford’s passing stats looked good because the Rams were losing by so much in the second half of games, that they abandoned the run and had to pass to try and get back in the game. Bottom line Bradford couldn’t get it done, and had plenty of weapons on offense. That’s why Coach Fischer had to resort back to being a run-first team because Bradford couldn’t get the job done. Bradford sucks, he has the dullest personality as a leader in the entire NFL. Bring some life back to St. Louis football, draft Johnny Manziel and watch the team get turned around by a true competitor and winner.

        • Calvin G Suddeath

          Last time I checked the team wins games,And no he did not have plenty of weapons are you that blind?

          • Rebel7

            The team wins games? Really? Did we or did we not just finish last in the division? 7-9 is an acceptable record for you? Have we had a winning season in the last decade? NOPE.

          • Calvin G Suddeath

            At what point did i say that 7-8-1 and 7-9 is acceptable?By your reasoning,a dropback passer is suppose to play like a superstar behind a OL that has been suspect since 2006.Moreover you claim in your previous post that we got him all these great weapons (the ones that led the league in drops).Then you try to point to the 1-3 start and tried to pin that all on the quarterback when the defense was giving up a lot long runs and the OL gave up a lot of sacks in the SF and Dallas game.The trouble is you are buying into this Johnny “Football” hype.Per Fisher, the issue with Bradford is his supporting cast and you can’t accept that considering he is a seasoned NFL coach.Not a disgruntled fan who is looking for someone to blame.

          • Rebel7

            Did Andrew Luck have a perfect O-Line and perfect WR’s when he came in and won games? What about Dalton for the Bengals? Bradford has not delivered. All I’m saying is draft Manziel and let him back-up Bradford for 2014. If Bradford is somehow the elite QB you think he can be, then fine he’s the QB for the future. However when we have another lousy 7-9 or 8-8 at best season, then it’s clear when need an upgrade at Qb. That’s when you move on and put Manziel in and dump Bradford. Manziel has complete confidence in his game, is a very competitive player who wants to win, and brings the best out of those around him. Bradford is a lousy leader and lacks confidence. Not a good combination for a Qb on a team needing a leader on the offense after SJ39 has left. Hardly ever see Bradford motivating the team when they’re down in games or firing up the squad. That’s what you need in a QB…a LEADER.

          • Rebel7

            Not to mention we added Jake Long last off season to the line and Bradford still sucked as a passer. Jake Long and Saffold played pretty solid last season and we still went 1-3 with trying to have Bradford lead the offense. Instead we have to re-strategize the offense around a rookie RB to lead the offense. There are way worse O-lines that have better passing offenses than the Rams.

          • Calvin G Suddeath

            After this comment you have lost total credibility.Are you really a Rams fan?Solid?Saffold lost his job because he got beat out by Joe Barksdale because he couldn’t stay on the field.Jake Long got his butt handed to him by Dallas’s front 7 and that was in game 3 and San Francisco in game 4. DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore had a field day against the Rams front 7.You are starting to make me laugh because you are so myopic when it comes to this topic.The only thing that sucks in this conversation is your knowledge of the Rams.

          • Rebel7

            Saffold played so poorly but when he was about to sign a massive contract with the Raiders, everyone wanted him back. You have a million excuses for Bradford but the fact remains that he hasn’t proved anything after being in the league for FOUR years now. Not to mention he’s getting paid like he’s one of the best QB’s in the game. Bradford is not worth his contract and will be a career back-up after he flops some more. But hey it’s not his fault he sucks…he doesn’t have good enough Qb coaches, Receivers, Offensive linemen, the offensive coordinator is telling him to run a pathetic 5-yard dump pass offense, everything is someone else’s fault. Bradford is amazing he’s just getting ripped off by everyone else. No..I think going into year 5 it’s pretty obvious he is at best a mediocre Qb with a dull personality and an awful leader. The guy just looks like he’s going through the motions with everything he does..no passion.

          • Calvin G Suddeath

            Like the typical uninformed fan you point to Andrew Luck and Dalton.Luck had a better quarterback coach and the team was better than the Rams team in case you forgot Luck and Dalton had better receivers.Your selective memory is in full display today or have you forgot how the Rams front for destroyed Luck and Rams blew out the Colts at home.

          • Rebel7

            The defense was probably getting worn out because Sammy’s dynamic offense found a real niche for going 3-and-out early and often.

        • http://www.cnsqonline.com cesarnoel

          Yeah sure 1-3 on a pass heavy style of offense behind a spotty o-line. Imagine if they ran the Fisherball early in the season maybe Sam would have remained healthy ang might have finished better than 7-9. Quite clamoring for Sam to emulate KUrt in the GSOT era that’s not how Fisher run his offense now

    • ERob

      Bradford has been rather mediocre, but he was NOT outplayed by Clemens. Clemens lost games with horrible INTs, something Bradford has never done. Fact is the Rams re-made their offense right about the time Bradford went down. The running game emerged (which avg. about 30 YPGame for Sam!) and Tavon took some short passes (that Sam would have been criticed for)) to the house.

    • http://www.cnsqonline.com cesarnoel

      Yeah sure any QB under a spotty o-line would become mediocre. Had Sam play behind a talent o-line and a good running game we won’t be having this article now.

    • Calvin G Suddeath

      Now this is really funny,Clemens played better than Bradford?Care to look at the Seattle and Tennesse game again?How about comparing their personal stats?Where is Clemens now?

      • Rebel7

        Yeah I looked at the Seattle and Tennesse games and we were close to winning both of those games under Kellen Clemens. Clemens also led the Rams to wins over Bears, Saints, and Colts. All tough teams and we dominated vs the Colts. What was Bradford’s biggest win last season…Jaguars? Lol Bradford goes 3-4 as a starter last year during the easiest stretch of the schedule. It shows you how mediocre Bradford is when Clemens comes in and goes 4-5 vs better teams, and was awfully close to going 6-3.

        • Calvin G Suddeath

          You have such a negative fixation with Bradford you can’t see things for what they were.Actually it was the defense and Tavon and Stacy that had more to do with those wins.And you have yet to acknowledge the interceptions in the Seattle,Tennesse game.You have Tunnel vision to the core.

          • Rebel7

            Do I think Clemens should be a starter? No not at all. My point is if Clemens can step in and go 4-5 during the hardest part of the schedule and damn near go 6-3, it shows how mediocre Bradford is. Yes Clemens threw some costly picks but he still almost won 6 big time games. And that’s a backup Qb. You have a fixation on some imaginary “potential” that Bradford supposedly has. Don’t feel bad I used to believe Sammy would make the leap and become a better than mediocre Qb too. But it is painfully obvious after four years of a struggle offense ran by Bradford, that he is not capable of being anything more than a mediocre Qb.

          • Calvin G Suddeath

            Apparently Fisher doesn’t agree.As he said,Bradford was the reason he came here.It’s pretty clear why you are not a talent scout.

  • Rebel7

    Trade Bradford to the Vikings. Swap out our first round picks (Rams move up to 8) and pick up another second or third round pick. Draft Manziel at #2, Mike Evans or Watkins if he’s still available at #8, and this offense finally becomes dynamic.

    • Dan Rowan

      Manzel wouldn’t be 2 pick, he would be the 2nd 1st round, and the num. 2 would be Watkins, Robertson, Mathews, or Clowney…

    • Calvin G Suddeath

      Its funny you said Bradford had plenty of options but yet you say draft Evans and Watkins.Sounds like a lot of double talk.

      • Rebel7

        Why wouldn’t you draft Evans or Watkins and upgrade your weapons at WR even more? Obviously the receivers aren’t where we want them to be, but if we had a better quarterback who doesn’t check down every pass, then they would be a lot better.

        • Calvin G Suddeath

          Not to say that we shouldn’t draft Evans or Watkins,but didn’t you say earlier that we had new good weapons?As for this laughable claim about checking down,have you not been reading that the OC has coached him to do so?Once again you seem to forget that this is the type of offense the Rams have and he’s following instructions meaning no matter who the quarterback is,they will be instructed to do so also.Get over the hype.Manziel won’t last three seasons playing like he does in college.Ask RGIII

          • Rebel7

            Man Bradford has been checking down since he came in the league. He’s only had Shotty as the OC for the last two years. Draft a Qb and see what a little competition does for Bradford.

          • Calvin G Suddeath

            Another ridiculous comment.You REALLY have bad selective memory.Shurmur coached him to do so in his rookie year because the offensive line was so bad.Dude,you need to quit while you are ahead because you are making a fool of yourself.

  • Dan Rowan

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,!!!!!

  • Stuart Bambrick

    Crazy thought for today…..with some help from Jack Daniels, myself and others have this:
    Draft Manziel at #2, then immediately trade him to Cowboys for Romo +picks.
    Then trade Bradford to Vikings.
    Use all picks on immediate impact quality players…..WR, OL, LB and Safety.
    Draft a rookie QB in 2nd round (McCarron?)
    Go for broke with Romo and maybe then coach Fisher will last another 2/3 years?

    NO IM NOT SERIOUS…JUST BORED WITH ALL THE SPECULATION!!!!

  • Calvin G Suddeath

    Not remotely the truth.

  • http://www.cnsqonline.com cesarnoel

    Sure keep hating Sam Bradford and I guarantee you the Rams will not win more than 4 games under a rookie QB and Sammy will likely lead his new team to playoffs ala Kurt Warner