Peter King of MMQB.com writes that the it’s unlikely the Browns would be willing to trade something of value for QB Sam Bradford and still pay him $14 million next year when he could reach free agency after the season.
Even so, King offers an idea of what a Bradford trade to Cleveland could look like:
The trade could look something like this: The Browns send St. Louis a 2016 draft choice or choices that would be based on how durable Bradford is or how well he plays in 2015, or both. For example, the Browns could trade a third-round pick that would become a second-round pick if Bradford had 14 starts or more, and would become a first-round pick if Bradford reached certain performance benchmarks. The Rams are almost certainly taking a quarterback high in this draft anyway and could be looking at the last year of Bradford as a Ram. Given all that, however, Bradford does represent St. Louis’ best chance to win in 2015, so Cleveland would have to pony up a very serious offer for the Rams to even think of it.
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“I feel very comfortable, to the main part of your question, with a five-year timeframe. I feel very comfortable with that,” Jones said this past weekend, via DallasCowboys.com. “When I say comfortable: I’m ready to make decisions based on him being our quarterback that far into the future.”
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