The sentiment is reciprocated: NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported later Thursday that Bradford would also like to return.
Shaun Hill and Austin Davis have replaced Bradford this season with varying degrees of success. Bradford has joined the team on road trips this season and remains a visible presence in the building. Breer has been told the Rams plan to add another quarterback before next season, but Bradford could still be the starter on opening day in 2015.
The financial side will have to be worked out for that to be a possibility. Bradford is due nearly $13 million in salary next season and will count for more than $16 million against the salary cap. The numbers are exorbitant for a still-unproven quarterback coming off back-to-back serious knee injuries.
The Rams will play in prime time on Thursday night, exclusively on NFL Network, entering their matchup against the Cardinals off back-to-back shutouts. This team is close to being a legitimate NFC contender, and the quarterback position is the only thing standing in the way of a return to the playoffs.
Is Bradford the guy who can take them over the hump? The Rams, somewhat surprisingly, still think he is.