Once and for all, no Sam Bradford trade

INDIANAPOLIS -- Coach Jeff Fisher answered succinctly when asked Friday whether the St. Louis Rams would "ever consider" trading quarterback Sam Bradford.

"That wouldn't be an option," Fisher said.

Fisher, speaking at the NFL scouting combine, fielded the question from an Ohio reporter.

The connection between Bradford and Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur, the Rams' former coordinator, made for intriguing possibilities even though St. Louis has never wavered in its stance that Bradford represents its future at the position.

The Browns hold the fourth overall pick in the draft. They do not necessarily have a franchise quarterback. Bradford enjoyed a successful season by rookie standards when playing in Shurmur's system two years ago.