If a quarterback is taken with the second overall pick in this year’s draft, it won’t happen because the team that currently holds the selection has picked one.
G.M. Les Snead said during a Friday interview with Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that the Rams will not use the No. 2 pick on a quarterback. He said that the Rams will nevertheless scout the top quarterbacks, primarily in connection with the question of determining the potential value of the second pick.
Snead added that Sam Bradford will indeed be the team’s quarterback over the long term. In a separate interview with Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said that he came to St. Louis two years ago in part because of Bradford, and that Bradford will remain the team’s starter indefinitely.
Bradford has two years left under his rookie deal. Fisher said the Rams don’t need to extend the contract in 2014 or 2015 to reduce Bradford’s cap number.
While a lot can happen between now and 2016, it seems clear that Bradford will remain the starter, in 2014 and beyond. It’s even more clear that the team that picked Bradford with the first overall selection in 2010 won’t be taking another quarterback with the second overall pick in 2014.