OK, before you think I’ve lost my mind, let me explain my thinking on this one. I am well aware that the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam Bradford with the first overall pick, but his value to another team may never be higher. He had a good 2012 season (3,702 yards, 21 TDs and 13 INts). But are the Rams better off looking for more of a mobile quarterback and less of a pocket passer?
If you look at the other teams in their division, the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have committed to flex-option type quarterbacks. Considering the Seahawks were able to draft Russell Wilson in the third round, that type of quarterback may be on the table in this year’s draft.
With the Rams playing half their games in a dome and the team needing to score more points, this type of offense may be what the doctor ordered. I am not saying Bradford is a bad quarterback. Quite the opposite. I think the Rams can get maximum value for Bradford while compiling even more draft choices.
Using the old eye test, I am just not overly impressed with Bradford. While I think he has a NFL arm, I am just not sure if he is a top-tier quarterback. But there may be plenty of GMs that feel he can be made better with the right coaching. I look at a team like the Kansas City Chiefs and a quarterback like Bradford may be exactly what Andy Reid may want in 2013.