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.