New Ram Quarterback Sam Bradford’s Bonanza

August 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In January 2009, Sam Bradford, the Oklahoma Sooners' Heisman-winning quarterback, rolled the dice when he announced that he'd come back for another year in school .
It was the football equivalent of splitting tens in blackjack.
At stake: Millions of dollars in NFL riches if Bradford suffered a catastrophic injury or somehow managed to hurt his stock with draftniks, which was sky-high.
In fact, you could argue that the scrutiny and inevitable second-guessing had put more pressure on Bradford to go pro than stay at OU.
Friday night, Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, signed a contract with the St. Louis Rams worth $50 million guaranteed . The Rams' quarterback of the future could earn up to $86 million in the next six years under the terms of the deal.
Right now, it looks like Bradford's decision worked out alright. Yet, back in the fall as he was rehabbing a dinged-up shoulder, there was plenty of 20/20 hindsight talk about Bradford's ...

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