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07:28 AM ET 02.19 | The Rams are on the hook to reward quarterback Sam Bradford with more than $30 million over the next two seasons, and there's some question as to how the team feels about that -- though Jeff Fisher said Tuesday, "Sam's our quarterback." [St. Louis] could opt to address the quarterback position come May. But cutting Bradford before the draft would alert quarterback-needy teams as to the Rams' possible play at No. 2. ... This is a tricky situation for the Rams which will require a bit of projecting in regards to Bradford's future potential. Our prediction is that St. Louis opts against a contract extension and instead gives Bradford one more season to demonstrate that he's a franchise quarterback capable of leading St. Louis to the playoffs.

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February 19, 2014  07:33 AM ET

AGAIN??

February 19, 2014  08:15 AM ET

Bradford's career at a crossroads


He could go all Robert Johnson at the crossroads, but he's 26 already, so he doesn't have much time

February 19, 2014  08:31 AM ET

Unless they are sold on Bradford as their QB for the next 8 years, then now is the time to draft a QB with that high pick they have. will not pick that high again. rookie pay scale says you can afford to and history tells us bradford cannot stay on the field regardless. Montana and Young was not a bad one two QB option.

That is what I would do. But hey, what do I know?

February 19, 2014  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Unless they are sold on Bradford as their QB for the next 8 years, then now is the time to draft a QB with that high pick they have. will not pick that high again. rookie pay scale says you can afford to and history tells us bradford cannot stay on the field regardless. Montana and Young was not a bad one two QB option.That is what I would do. But hey, what do I know?

He sure needs to learn to get rid of the ball quicker. He takes way too many unnecessary hits.

February 19, 2014  09:06 AM ET
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He sure needs to learn to get rid of the ball quicker. He takes way too many unnecessary hits.

So it appears. Your team is the guys who are on the field, not the ones in the trainers room. Draft a qB, he will see the field. Learn under bradford for two years then decide on bradford going forward. If they like him keep him and trade the back up QB . Heck, there were nine games last year where the coaches challenge flag spent more time on the field than Bradford.

February 19, 2014  09:23 AM ET

The dreaded vote of confidence.

He was the last big payday #1 pick. And turning into the reason why they changed it.

February 19, 2014  09:29 AM ET
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Bradford's career at a crossroadsHe could go all Robert Johnson at the crossroads, but he's 26 already, so he doesn't have much time

If Bradford's at the crossroads, the Devil keeps driving.

February 19, 2014  09:31 AM ET

That QB position in St Louise might be the one thing keeping that team from being a contender. Running game could use a bit of a goose but they were competitive with Kellen Clemens last year and a Bradford playing at a high level would help turn the trick.

I'm not necessarily convinced he can do it for a full season though.

February 19, 2014  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If Bradford's at the crossroads, the Devil keeps driving.

I suppose. Besides, he's already got Tom Brady at QB

February 19, 2014  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I suppose. Besides, he's already got Tom Brady at QB

Him or Wilson. One of the lower round phenoms.

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February 19, 2014  10:07 AM ET

Retread thread...again.

February 19, 2014  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Unless they are sold on Bradford as their QB for the next 8 years, then now is the time to draft a QB with that high pick they have. will not pick that high again. rookie pay scale says you can afford to and history tells us bradford cannot stay on the field regardless. Montana and Young was not a bad one two QB option.That is what I would do. But hey, what do I know?

This could be a make or break season for Bradford and Fuller. I agree that they should draft another QB unless someone gets panicky and once again gives St. Louis a gold mine of picks like Washington did to get RG3 and pushes St. Louis out of position to take the QB they might take.

If St. Louis were to use the #2 pick on Sammy Watkins, they could still pick up maybe Derek Carr with their other 1st round pick, or a DB. Having Tavon Austin and Sammy Watkins as receivers would give Bradford and Fuller no excuses for passing success.

February 19, 2014  12:37 PM ET

Haven't we heard this before? Time to try someone else at QB.

February 19, 2014  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Unless they are sold on Bradford as their QB for the next 8 years, then now is the time to draft a QB with that high pick they have. will not pick that high again. rookie pay scale says you can afford to and history tells us bradford cannot stay on the field regardless. Montana and Young was not a bad one two QB option.That is what I would do. But hey, what do I know?

50, there will be a good QB still on the board in the 3rd round. IMO, that is when the Rams draft a QB.

February 19, 2014  12:45 PM ET
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This could be a make or break season for Bradford and Fuller.

Am I missing something here?? Who in the hell is Fuller???

February 19, 2014  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Bradford's career at a crossroadsHe could go all Robert Johnson at the crossroads, but he's 26 already, so he doesn't have much time

Would he sell his soul to play QB?

February 19, 2014  02:15 PM ET

The NFC West is a **** of a division to try to make the playoffs from these days. Two Super Bowl caliber teams, and the Cardinals were vastly improved in the first year under Arians. Even if Sam stays healthy and improves, the Rams will be hard pressed to make the playoffs in the near future.

February 19, 2014  02:25 PM ET
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Having Tavon Austin and Sammy Watkins as receivers would give Bradford and Fuller no excuses for passing success.

As long as he can get the ball off - wasn't St. Louis' o-line as porous as a spaghetti collander?

 
February 19, 2014  02:30 PM ET

Sam Bradford, and Jamarcus Russell are the reason for the new CBA's in the NFL.

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