There was some confusion about the Rams’ intentions for quarterback Sam Bradford this week when a report from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports indicated that the team had absolutely no intention of extending Bradford’s contract was followed by one from the same reporter that claimed the team was “open” to an extension.
General Manager Les Snead did his best to clear things up when he met the media at the combine on Friday. Snead said that not only was the team open to an extension, but that they have been discussing it with Bradford and his representatives since last spring.
Snead said, via Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com, that Bradford was the quarterback now and in the future and that the team’s negotiations with him about an extension are “ongoing and active.” There’s always room for things to go in the other direction until a contract is signed, but it does seem that the idea of Bradford quarterbacking the team into the future hasn’t been completely ruled out.
Another possibility is that the team is simply posturing in order to drive up the price for their second overall pick in the event teams want to swap with them to draft a top quarterback. If they do make that trade, though, it would further ensconce Bradford into the lineup and would mean that the posturing could push him closer to an extension if he plays well.
That scenario would likely be one that Snead would sign up for, although there’s a lot that needs to happen for things to play out that way.