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Sam Bradford could net 'strong' return if Rams were to trade him

(Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) In four NFL seasons, Sam Bradford has played all 16 games twice -- in 2012 and as a rookie in 2010. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

For months we've heard the St. Louis Rams were committed to Sam Bradford at quarterback, but if they ever have a sudden change of heart, multiple NFL executives feel the former Oklahoma talent could net a 'strong' return in a trade.

CBS' Jason La Canfora spoke to a handful of  front office members who say opposing GM's would love to bring Bradford aboard.

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The former first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft owns a career 79.3 quarterback rating to go alongside 59 touchdown passes in 49 games played. And there's plenty of unfulfilled potential there, according to what La Canfora heard.

Several front office executives I spoke with -- guys who aren't in the quarterback market one way or another and wouldn't have a dog in this fight -- believed Bradford could still fetch a strong return.

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"They love the kid, at least the ones I've talked to about him," one NFL executive said. "He's still a pretty popular figure with them. And everyone knows he's a tremendous kid. If he was available I would expect there to be a lot of coaches in personnel meetings who would think they would be the guy to get him to fulfill his potential."

Of course, even deciding to shop Bradford would all but destroy the relationship between he and the Rams, so the team would have to be certain it's ready to head down that road.

 

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