"Look at our starting receiver last year [Jeremy Maclin], who had 85 catches," Kelly said at the NFL owners meetings, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Look at the year he had coming off of two ACLs.
"Look at our center. Jason Kelce had an ACL right before I got there and had a sports hernia in the middle of last season, and still made the Pro Bowl. Our left tackle [Jason Peters], who is arguably a Hall of Famer, has had two Achilles' [injuries] and is playing at an outstanding level.
"I would say it's easier for a quarterback with a knee injury [to come back] than a shoulder injury, as we went through the history of it. We didn't bring Sam in to run the ball 75 times a game. I think it's a lot easier for a quarterback with an ACL than it is for a receiver with an ACL. The history in terms of sports science right now and what doctors are doing is unbelievable."
Fisher added the Browns did not offer the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft, which indicates they offered the No. 19 pick. Other compensation was also discussed before the Rams traded Bradford to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles and an exchange of draft picks.
"There were discussions (with the Browns) late in the process,'' Fisher said. "There were never really any concrete offers per se. The misconception is that it started at the combine. It didn't. I stood up at the combine and said that Sam was our quarterback. This came well after that, several days before we initiated the trade with Nick, but there was a pick involved. There were numerous things that were discussed, different options. The compensation looked different over a period of a couple of days. I'm not going to go onto what it was, but it didn't involve a player."
Fisher added acquiring the No. 12 pick in the draft probably wouldn't have sealed the deal.
"At that point, you still don't have a veteran quarterback," Fisher said. "Again, Nick for us was the perfect fit for us, and I have talked with (Eagles coach) Chip (Kelly) and he thinks Sam is the perfect fit, so this was a good deal. But for us, we get a younger quarterback that's won a lot of games in this league, can make all of the throws and is somewhat durable. I know he's had shoulder issues, but most everybody has.''
Bradford was traded from the Rams to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles last week.
Neither coach identified the mystery team, but in an appearance on the Michael Kay Show, former NFL GM Charley Casserly said it was the
"I'm looking at Cleveland," Casserly said. "The information I have is that they offered a one for Sam Bradford, ok, so clearly they're aggressive in trying to get a quarterback. They've got two one's. (They) can't be sold on what (they've) got. I think they'll be aggressive in the draft."
Jeff Fisher said that the
Appearing on PFT Live, the Rams coach said that the team was offered a low first-round draft pick for quarterback
“There were some discussions, yes," Fisher said, "but from our standpoint, the first-round pick — obviously it’s attractive, but you still don’t have a quarterback. It’s a late pick and then would we move up and get into position to draft one? It didn’t make sense to us,”
Fisher said that, even if Bradford agreed to a pay cut, he likely wouldn't have returned to the Rams.
The Rams traded Bradford to the
Bradford, the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Rams in 2010, was shipped from St. Louis to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just after the start of free agency. He missed all of last season due to his second torn ACL in as many years. He revealed that his recovery from his second torn ACL was "harder mentally than physically."
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||16||590||354||60.0||3512||5.95||49||18||15||34/244||36||4||76.5|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||10||10||357||191||53.5||2164||6.06||68||6||6||36/248||25||3||70.5|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||16||551||328||59.5||3702||6.72||80||21||13||35/233||41||8||82.6|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||7||262||159||60.7||1687||6.44||73||14||4||15/97||19||3||90.9|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||16||27||63||2.3||17||1||0||6|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||10||10||18||26||1.4||17||0||0||3|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||16||36||124||3.4||21||1||1||9|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||7||15||31||2.1||23||0||1||1|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||7||2||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||10||10||7||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||7||1||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||3||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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