The oft-injured Rams QB tore his ACL before the start of the 2014 season, missing the entire year.
The St. Louis Rams are reportedly looking for a way to keep QB Sam Bradford under contract without having to cut him!
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According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Dispatch, the Rams are seeking to restructure the final year of Bradford’s rookie contract, which would grant him a $12.985 million salary in 2014. Bradford was the last No. 1 overall pick to receive maximum value rookie contracts before the new collective bargaining agreement was signed in 2011. His 2010 contract was worth $60 million at the time.
Should the Rams choose to cut Bradford, they would be able to save all of that money they owe him in salary cap when free agency rolls around in March. But the team’s lack of any viable QB options besides Bradford would surely give them pause. Bradford would likely command numerous high-profile QB jobs with other teams that are looking for one.
Bradford tore his ACL for the second time last year, missing all of the 2014 season. He’s missed 25 of the past 32 games and 31 total over his five-year career. He has started a full season only twice but won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2010.
The Rams have not had a winning season since 2003, the second longest drought of such in the NFL.