Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 2/17/13
The St. Louis Rams had a chance to deal quarterback Sam Bradford and draft Robert Griffin III, a move that now has some scratching their heads. While Griffin went ahead and won rookie of the year, Bradford had another ordinary season. However, the Rams had multiple opportunities to obtain a high first round draft pick for Bradford before the 2012 NFL Draft. According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, Jeff Fisher could have traded Bradford and drafted Griffin while still being able to stay high up in the first round. Wesseling writes: ‘Whether salary-cap implications played a major role, Fisher simply believed that it was Bradford -- not Griffin -- who had the potential to become the best quarterback in football. With the chance to land a windfall of Redskins’ draft picks for the right to grab Griffin, Fisher put his money where his mouth was last off-season. Fisher acknowledged spurning multiple teams inquiring about the possibility of a Bradford trade. How high were teams willing to go? Sports Illustrated's Peter King tells NBC Sports Network's Erik Kuselius that the Rams would have received a "high first-round pick" in return had they opted to deal Bradford.’   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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