Sam Bradford isn’t going to pull a John Elway, but he would like to play for John Elway’s old coach.
“If you look at some of [Denver's] offenses and look at the things that Elway was able to do, I think it’s pretty cool to think that I
might have the chance to one day play in that offense. I think that’s pretty exciting,” Bradford said Saturday in an interview with Rick Maese of the Washington Post.
We don’t take those words as a slight towards St. Louis at all. Bradford would never say it and maybe he doesn’t even think it. But there’s no doubt Washington is a better situation than St. Louis.
In St. Louis, you have a defensive head coach (Steve Spagnuolo), an unproven offensive coordinator (Pat Shurmur), and a franchise in transition. In the other corner, you have the Shanahans and Dan Snyder’s deep pockets.
Fault Mike Shanahan for other things, but no one doubts his ability as an expert play-caller and as a developer of quarterbacks.
That’s why Bradford should prefer Washington, even if he’s too professional to say it.