Friday, October 28, 2011
How could Browns get Rams' Bradford?
By Jamison Hensley
If you don't want Colt McCoy to be the Browns' quarterback of the future, you might want to root for the St. Louis Rams to go winless. It could present an interesting scenario if the Rams would get the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, where Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is the clear-cut favorite to go No. 1.
Of course, St. Louis could trade the top pick to a team needing a franchise quarterback and those picks in return could restock other positions. Or the Rams could trade Sam Bradford if they believe Luck is the better quarterback and better value (he would cost half as much as Bradford because of the new labor agreement).
Under the scenario that the Rams take Luck, NFC West blogger Mike Sando places the Browns as his top pick of destinations for Bradford in his weekly LuckWatch. Cleveland not only has multiple first-round picks from its draft-day trade with Atlanta (for Julio Jones), but coach Pat Shurmur was Bradford's offensive coordinator in 2010 with the Rams.
St. Louis is among three teams (Indianapolis and Miami are the others) who are winless. It's just the fourth time in NFL history that three teams have lost at least their first six games of the season.