Mike Holmgren Makes Final Push For Sam Bradford

Mike Holmgren really likes Sam Bradford.

Either that, or Mike Holmgren really needs a quarterback and only likes Sam Bradford.

Whatever it is, Holmgren appears ready to make one final push to obtain the signal caller from Oklahoma. Pending a trade, the St. Louis Rams are expected to make Sam Bradford the first overall selection in the 2010 draft.

According to a report from ESPN.com, Mike Holmgren and the Cleveland Browns may be tempted to pay a king’s ransom in exchange for the first overall pick. It may seem unusual to sacrifice so many draft picks in such a deep draft, but no one knows quarterbacks like Mike Holmgren.

I’m not sure we can expect a “Mike Ditka” trade for the first overall pick, but the Browns will definitely have to compensate the Rams in order to swap first-round selections. In the 1999 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints and Mike Ditka traded their first-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-round picks in 1999 plus first- and third-round picks in 2000 to obtain the fifth overall selection and draft Ricky Williams.

We’ll see just how much Mike Holmgren really likes Sam Bradford. Or maybe he secretly likes Jimmy Clausen, the other quarterback who everyone is quietly forgetting about. Don’t trust anyone or believe in any rumors this close to the NFL Draft.

Shaun Dolence: [email protected]
Follow 12th Man Rising

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Jimmy Clausen, Mike Ditka, Mike Holmgren, National Football League, New Orleans Saints, NFL Draft, Quarterback, Ricky Williams, Rumors, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, Trade, Washington Redskins

Want more from 12th Man Rising?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

22 hours ago

Seahawks should try to sign Sidney Rice to short-term deal

1 day ago

Christine Michael: Going to prom over the weekend was a ‘blessing’

2 days ago

Percy Harvin should be among league’s best receivers next season