Browns reportedly offered first-round pick for Sam Bradford
Chip Kelly might not have been lying when he said he had already been offered a first-round pick for quarterback Sam Bradford upon acquiring the QB from the Rams.
According to NFL Media’s Charley Casserly, the Cleveland Browns offered the No. 19 overall pick in a trade for Bradford. Casserly clarified that he is unsure if the Browns made the offer to the Rams or Eagles (Adam Caplan later reported it was made to St. Louis).
The Eagles had to give up Nick Foles and a future second-round pick to get Bradford, meaning that without offering a capable quarterback in return, a first-round pick for the former No. 1 overall pick likely would not be enough to result in a deal.
The Browns are desperate for a QB now that they do not have Brian Hoyer, who did a respectable job last season but clearly is not a franchise guy. Johnny Manziel did not work hard last season, looked lost as a starter, and now he is in rehab. They signed Josh McCown, but anyone who saw him in Tampa Bay last year knows he is the ticket to no more than five wins. Bradford would be a massive upgrade over these two guys, especially on a team that already has a pretty good defense.
Keep in mind when it comes to Bradford that teams still are not convinced that the Eagles are planning to keep him for the season. They think Philly might use him as trade bait to move up for Marcus Mariota.