Rams quarterback Sam Bradford said that he is fine that the team will have an open competition for the position next season.
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he planned on bringing in a quarterback that is not currently on the roster to help foster competition.
“I would accept it,” Bradford said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I feel like every time I step on the field, it’s a competition. No matter who’s in that (meeting) room next year, I still feel that it’ll be a competition.”
Bradford missed the entire 2014 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for the second time. He is scheduled to make $13 million in base salary, the final season of his rookie deal that is paying him $78 million, including $50 million guaranteed.
Fisher refused to say whether the team will restructure Bradford's deal.
"I appreciate the question, but I’m not gonna answer that," Fisher said, according to the Post-Dispatch. "But I think it would make sense that both sides get together and work something out.”
When asked, Bradford said that he would like to remain in St. Louis.
“This is the first place I’ve ever been away from home. I feel like I’ve really grown up here," he said, according to the report. "I love this city. The people have been great."
Bradford, 27, has passed for 11,065 yards with 59 touchdowns and 38 interceptions in 49 career games. He has an 18-30-1 record as a starter.
- Scooby Axson