The Rams made sure Sam Bradford knew in advance that their name would be linked to Johnny Manziel in the build-up to the NFL Draft.
But their incumbent quarterback never worried about it anyway, since General Manager Les Snead and coach Jeff Fisher made it clear to him that he was their guy.
“[From] the end of last year, I was in communication with Les and Jeff, and they made it very clear what their plan was,” Bradford said, via Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Throughout the offseason, they continued to make that clear. So I knew what my position on this team was.
“Like I said, I had been in pretty good communication with Les and Jeff, and they had made it pretty clear what their intention was, so I really wasn’t too worried. I pretty much knew what was gonna happen.”
Bradford threw a few passes yesterday but is expected to do more in OTAs as they go on, as he comes back from a torn ACL.
“He looks really good,” Fisher said. “He’s throwing the ball well. We think it’s smart to keep him out of traffic right now in the ‘team’ stuff. But he’s doing well.
“He’s moving around great. We’ve got a ‘pitch count’ on him — not only his arm but his drops. He’s doing all the drops and his footwork’s really good.”
He also has the peace of mind that comes with knowing the team values him in his current role.