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Redskins surprise could be move up for Bradford

The Redskins’ draft surprise could be the move we thought they’d make months ago.

AOL’s Dan Graziano reports that the Redskins are still in negotiations with the Rams to possibly trade up to the No. 1 overall pick in an effort to draft Sam Bradford.

PFT hears that the Browns are still more likely than the Redskins to move up.

Still, this isn’t the first we’ve heard of Mike Shanahan’s appreciation for Bradford. We heard earlier this offseason they wanted to deal for Bradford, but they weren’t convinced it was possible.  They made the trade for Donovan McNabb because it was a sure thing.

In a trade up scenario, Bradford would play behind McNabb for the remaining year on McNabb’s contract.  The Redskins don’t have many other picks to give up, so veterans Albert Haynesworth and LaRon Landry could be part of the deal.

The Rams remain the favorite to wind up with Bradford, but their unwillingness to negotiate a contract before the draft has allowed them to entertain all possibilities on draft day.  And cause some folks to wonder how much they really want to take him.

To move, the Rams would likely have to take a lot less than similar moves for the top pick in the past.

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42 Responses to “Redskins surprise could be move up for Bradford”
  1. penguininbondage says: Apr 22, 2010 9:12 AM

    That Pwap, pwap, pwap sound is Donnie in the Dirts bunghole puckering.

  2. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 22, 2010 9:12 AM

    If they do they better sit his a$$ on the bench or trade Mcnabb again. And how are they going to sit Bradford on the bench with the contract he’s going to get? And why don’t they wait until there is a rookie salary slot before doing this? Is bradford really THAT good?

  3. Mooch says: Apr 22, 2010 9:13 AM

    Why do they hate McNabb?
    I wish he could go somewhere he’d be appreciated!
    Get ready to make a financial apology to FatNabb.

  4. j-wil says: Apr 22, 2010 9:15 AM

    Have fun in st louis fat albert!

  5. CanesRuntheNFL says: Apr 22, 2010 9:15 AM

    Isn’t #4, Fat Albert AND Landry a little much to give up? Granted Landry is terrible, and Fatman only plays in contract years… that’s still a LOT to give up. If anything they should give up next year’s #1.
    When will the Skins learn???

  6. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 22, 2010 9:15 AM

    IF THE ABOVE HAPPENS PLEASE DANNY BOY, PLEASE PLEASE SELL THE TEAM.
    I’ve already voted with my wallet by giving up season tix. PLEASE sell the team!!!!

  7. expodis says: Apr 22, 2010 9:16 AM

    If Haynesworth is part of the deal, I dont think that it would be too far out of line if the Skins go for Suh at #1. Its not like they are desperate for QBs. With Campbell and McNabb, Im not sure how much more they would absorb money wise towards the QB position, because Bradford would cost probably $35m gauranteed. The Rams maybe will take less because if they move down, they are still pretty well gauranteed to get Bradford at #4 (unless the Bucs or Lions trade down as well)

  8. MotorCityKitties says: Apr 22, 2010 9:16 AM

    Now that Millen is gone the Redskins now have the most incompetent front office in the league. Well, between them and the Raiders.

  9. Tony Alexander says: Apr 22, 2010 9:19 AM

    If they could send Fat Albert and the 4th pick to the Rams for the #1 pick, plus two others (2nd + 4th) rounds, I am all for it

  10. joetoronto says: Apr 22, 2010 9:22 AM

    MotorCityKitties says: April 22, 2010 9:16 AM
    Now that Millen is gone the Redskins now have the most incompetent front office in the league. Well, between them and the Raiders.
    ==========================================
    No, the absolute worst is the Lions, no one can compete with the incompetence of the Lions.
    We’re talkin decades of complete ineptness.

  11. Freebird2010 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:29 AM

    The Rams won’t be able to trade down to No. 4 and still get Bradford.
    If the Redskins took Suh, then the Lions motivation to stay at No. 2 just dwindled. The Lions could trade down to No. 7 overall and let the Browns move up to take Bradford.
    I think the price to move up for Bradford to No. 2 overall would be more than the Browns Nos. 7 & 38 overall, plus Nos. 85 and 92 overall. The Browns would keep No. 70 overall.

  12. SATAN567 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:31 AM

    Can’t be any truth to this. Shanahan wants to work with McNabb for a minimum of 5 years. There’s got to be more focus on WR for the ‘Skins. Maybe they slide back a few slots, trading their pick to somebody eager to snag Eric Berry before the Chiefs have an opportunity to snag him at 5. Somebody may be eager to grab Okung there, too.

  13. Jagmankane says: Apr 22, 2010 9:33 AM

    how about #4 and Campbell for #1, take Bradford.
    I wouldnt do it, but I could see it happening.

  14. Black QB White RB says: Apr 22, 2010 9:33 AM

    the only smart thing to do is draft a left tackle at #4. That doesn’t mean that’s what they’ll do, but that’s what should happen.
    Could have had a left tackle at #4 and another bigtime lineman at #37, but they loved the “World’s greatest QB ever” in McNabb and had to have him.
    If they move and get Bradford it’ll be stupid, he put up big numbers against S#$% defenses and he’s brittle.

  15. F_DALLAS says: Apr 22, 2010 9:35 AM

    OMG… If that happens I will hate Danny for the rest of my life.

  16. belenos says: Apr 22, 2010 9:37 AM

    what do you think about this scenario ->
    rams take bradford @#1, an if there is one of the two DT (mccoy, suh) available at #4 the trade with washington
    in order to get something more back the get campbell
    from the skins…
    if the skins really want bradford, they have to get campbell out of town… and the rams would get a one of the beast dt’s and a proven young qb who can play right away

  17. skinsfan#33 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:44 AM

    Why on Earth would you give up an EXTREMEMLY high second AND a 3rd/4th for a one year rent a QB!
    If they were planning to trade up to take Bradford and sit him behind a QB for only a year they would have just kept Campbell.
    Without improving the OL the Skins won’t improve that much. Sure Shanahan is probably worth 1-2 wins w/o improving the roster and McNabb is worth 2-3 wins too. That still puts you at 8-8 at best.
    Pick the right LT and an luck staying healthy and that might eek into the playoffs!
    Add so more players and they might be a contender, but this top up, rent a QB non-sense would ensure that Shanahan is gone after 2-3 years.

  18. nhat says: Apr 22, 2010 9:44 AM

    fml…that might be the dumbest idea i’ve ever heard

  19. nhat says: Apr 22, 2010 9:46 AM

    how does it make any sense to give away a 2nd this year and 3rd or 4th next year for a qb you’re only going to keep for a year and then move up 3 spots to draft another qb?
    that’s some serious smoke screen….

  20. wdb_washington_eagle says: Apr 22, 2010 9:49 AM

    Come on people, this is nothing but the Washington Broncos!!!
    Shanahan is trying to do the same thing he did in Denver…he has his veteran starter in McNabb who’ll play the first couple of years. Now he’s trying to draft Bradford who he can train and teach up in his system behind a veteran. Then when its time Bradford could step right in and keep things moving along.
    Same as he did with Plummer and Cutler in Denver. And you see what Cutler was able to do after sitting and learning the system then given the starting job.
    I agree they still need an O-Line to protect McNabb and eventually Bradford (if they get hime) but this shouldn’t suprise anybody.
    Washington Broncos.

  21. Wolfskins says: Apr 22, 2010 9:53 AM

    This is all smokescreen for the Rams and the Redskins… Rams get to generate more interest in trading the first pick (trying to get Cleveland or Pittsburgh to call). Redskins are trying to get someone like the 49ers, Bills, Oakland to make the move up for Claussen (or we will just take him at 4).
    If we were serious about trading up to the #1 pick, we would have included Carriker in the deal… we’re done trading with the Rams… well at least pre-draft.

  22. MotorCitySteel says: Apr 22, 2010 9:53 AM

    Don/t forget Cinci and Cleveland. Oh and the Rams and the Saints(all the years before 2005). Plus Oakland, K.C. and Miami. Pretty much everyone, except the ones with 4 or more Lombardi trophy’s. Hell even Buffalo went to 4.

  23. funi says: Apr 22, 2010 9:55 AM

    Brian Burwell was just on ESPN and said same thing!! I guess he stole this story!

  24. realitypolice says: Apr 22, 2010 9:56 AM

    They make this trade, and Donovan McNabb crawls in a hole they will never get him out of. The most overly-sensitive athlete of our generation will not be able to handle this. Sad to say, but true.

  25. Big J says: Apr 22, 2010 9:59 AM

    If they do that, this management is worse than the last. It would destroy any value of Campbell. They would be stuck with three QB’s and everyone knows they have to move one. Also they still need an offensive line. Why do they refuse to address this major problem?

  26. Hank_SJ says: Apr 22, 2010 10:03 AM

    McNabb is going to need treatment for neck strain from always looking over his shoulder. First Andy Reid brings in Kolb, and now Shanahan would like to bring in Bradford. And, McNabb hasn’t even taken a real snap from center and thrown a worm-killer yet.
    Be afraid Donnie, be very afraid.

  27. ashburn resident says: Apr 22, 2010 10:03 AM

    I reported this yesterday. But I was sure that Carriker was gonna be involved in that trade.

  28. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 22, 2010 10:05 AM

    players are valued as nothing in trades anymore. Its like a retard is running wild in Madden.
    This trade will happen with Ablert and Laundry + 1.4 // then the gayJets will trade their draft picks to the rams to pick up both those players.
    then their team will be rated at like a 97 in Madden. sick dude.
    but paper champs with a good coach is a nice combo in the NFL. imagine if Dallas had a coach

  29. Maddog says: Apr 22, 2010 10:17 AM

    expodis says:
    April 22, 2010 9:16 AM
    If Haynesworth is part of the deal, I dont think that it would be too far out of line if the Skins go for Suh at #1. Its not like they are desperate for QBs. With Campbell and McNabb, Im not sure how much more they would absorb money wise towards the QB position, because Bradford would cost probably $35m gauranteed. The Rams maybe will take less because if they move down, they are still pretty well gauranteed to get Bradford at #4 (unless the Bucs or Lions trade down as well)
    ———————————————–
    can’t see that happening. not going to make that trade and draft Suh and plug him in at NT in a 3-4 defense. If they make the move it’s because they want Bradford.

  30. MLVC says: Apr 22, 2010 10:17 AM

    “Why do they hate McNabb?
    I wish he could go somewhere he’d be appreciated!
    Get ready to make a financial apology to FatNabb.”
    DryHeave McNabb Can’t win when it really matters

  31. StevieMo says: Apr 22, 2010 10:20 AM

    The unspoken story around the NFL is that Donovan McNabb is a dick, and he grates on teammates. End of story.

  32. jaydeanskins says: Apr 22, 2010 10:32 AM

    campbell to the rams…..bradford to my skins…..although i wouldn’t be suprised if we stay at number four, OR trade our fourth pick for a couple of second and third rounders. mr. berry from tennessee would look GREAT in burgandy and gold…..

  33. We need linemen says: Apr 22, 2010 10:37 AM

    So this is a wild assed guess based on Schefter’s wild guess.
    Even Vinnie Cerrato and Matt Millen would blanche at move as dumb as moving up to pick up Bradford.
    If Bradford makes it to four they might pick him, and it would still be a dumb move.
    For the love of God, Shanahan, Allen, pick up a franchise LT at 4. Don’t trade down, stay where you are and take either Okung or Williams.
    Trade Campbell to the Raiders for Mike Huff, another first round bust, but one at a position we need to fill. Then trade Haynesworth to the Ravens for Gaither.

  34. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 22, 2010 10:39 AM

    Redskins trade pick #4, Haynesworth, and Landry for STL’s pick #1.
    Skins take Suh #1
    Lions take Okung #2
    Bucs take McCoy #3
    Rams take Bradford #4
    Everyone is happy.

  35. Duck Fallas says: Apr 22, 2010 10:42 AM

    It’s not very realistic considering how much money they’d be throwing at their #1 & #2 QB’s, but this would crack me up.

  36. Habinskie says: Apr 22, 2010 11:04 AM

    I clicked. You win.

  37. Tre-nitty says: Apr 22, 2010 11:05 AM

    Come on, do it devaney and draft clausen at 4. The could be the cowboys of the 90’s if the skins make the trade. I’d love it!!!

  38. edgy1957 says: Apr 22, 2010 11:50 AM

    Swap number one picks, throw in Campbell. I know that they have a couple of QBs but I think that Campbell has proven that he can work better with less.

  39. edgy1957 says: Apr 22, 2010 12:23 PM

    All this crap about Bradford makes me laugh. I’m a Trojan fan and I’ve seen my share of good, bad and ugly QBs for the past 50 years. My family moved to Oklahoma when I was young and while I never found a likely for the Sooners, I have kept up with them, even when I was in the Navy. In all that time, I have seen ONE QB that I would consider and NFL STARTER and that’s Sam Bradford.
    He can make all the throws and while I’m sure that his stats would have suffered last year because of all the turnover, he still would have had a decent year if he hadn’t been hurt (just look at how the freshman, Landry, did in his place). A lot of IGNORNANT and UNINFORMED people are pointing to his ONE injury and calling him injury prone. Nothing could be further from the truth. He was hurt and made the decision to try to let it mend naturally and it backfired. He was hurt again and THEN he got the surgery that he should have gotten in the first place. Plenty of other guys have tried to let their injury heal naturally and reinjured it and had to make the hard choice and yet, they’re not called injury prone.
    Also, let’s not forget that for all the fuss made about how he was taken out by some puny BYU player, the fact is that Colt McCoy has been taken out of the game by two hits that didn’t look all that bad at first blush (A concussion as a freshman and his injury against Alabama) and yet, you don’t hear people talk about him being injury prone.
    Oh and as for the play calling aspect, that’s just plain IGNORANT. Do you honestly believe that the other QBs in college were calling their own plays?
    People question the fact that Tebow didn’t spend time under center BUT if you look at the top guys in this class, you’ll see that they ALL had a lot of time in spread offenses and it’s not going to get any better when next year’s class rolls in.

  40. larr999777 says: Apr 22, 2010 12:33 PM

    This is all smoke and mirrors ,the Redskins will pick a Left Tackle or trade down period,don’t believe the hype !!!

  41. skinsfan#33 says: Apr 22, 2010 12:42 PM

    SterilizeTHenry says:
    April 22, 2010 10:39 AM
    Redskins trade pick #4, Haynesworth, and Landry for STL’s pick #1.
    Skins take Suh #1
    Lions take Okung #2
    Bucs take McCoy #3
    Rams take Bradford #4
    Everyone is happy
    STH,
    This is what you sujested. The Skins give up an elite DT, a good SS (playing out of position at FS), and the #4 for the ability to pass on a possible franchise QB and select a player to replace one of the players you gave up to get their.
    If the Skins sat at #4 and took a LT they would have a guy they deperately need and still have an elite DT and a good SS.
    If they do your “bright idea” of a trade, they end up with no SS, no LT, and a player that most likely won’t even end up being as good as the DT they gave up!
    Brilliant!
    Here is another tidbit for you. If they really want Suh, they could sit tight at#4 and there is a real possibility he would be there @ #4. Here is how:
    Rams – Bradford
    Lions – Okung
    Bucs – McCoy
    Skins – Suh (if they want) or trade with someone that wants him

  42. smiley says: Apr 22, 2010 2:41 PM

    What Skinsfan said…..Hail!!

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