One of the many bits of chatter swirling about ahead of the draft had the Vikings and Rams discussing a possible trade involving Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and General Manager Rick Spielman was asked about it at a Tuesday press conference.
Spielman said, via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, that he had not had any specific talks with the Rams about a deal for Bradford. The Rams maintain that they are committed to Bradford as their starting quarterback as well, although they have done their homework on some of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class.
Now comes the time for the obligatory draft week note that neither Spielman nor any other team employee is going to telegraph their intentions for the next few days. No specific talks on Tuesday can become very specific by Wednesday morning, which means that Spielman’s vow not to trade Ponder during Tuesday’s press conference should also be taken with a grain of salt.
Maybe less of a grain with that one, though. Spielman also had told reporters that he isn’t afraid to take a quarterback because of how things turned out with Ponder, which doesn’t say much for the quarterback’s trade value.