At Turf Show Times, author 3k suggests that the price of watching the 49ers crush the Rams on the last day of the NFL regular season was more than just watching the 49ers crush the Rams on the last day of the NFL season. It also raised the cost of Sam Bradford:â†µ
I'll leave this one to the financial/contract gurus of the community, but I wonder, since the Lions, Bucs and Chiefs would have passed on Bradford (since they have Matt Stafford, Josh Freeman and Matt Cassel locked up, respectively), how much would we expect to have signed Bradford for at #4? Sure, the Redskins picked fourth, and had they been in the mix ahead of the Rams, I wouldn't have been surprised to see them take Sam. And yes, any of those teams could have traded to any combination of the Redskins, Jags, Bills or anyone else who would have been willing to take Sam at less-than-#1 money. But I just wonder if things had shaken out just a bit differently if we could have had our franchise QB, the man who will stimulate optimism and hope in Ram fans, the One (too much? Sorry) could have come at nearly half the price.â†µ
Whoever ends up owning the Rams might look a little more wistfully at his payroll after reading this one.