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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport chimed in Thursday to counter that report, saying the team never warned its starter about a Johnny Football smokescreen. They did let him know that there would be talk of St. Louis trading Bradford, while assuring him that it wasn't true.
Of course, Snead also risks becoming the guy who passed on Robert Griffin III and Manziel, a distinction that won't be easy to explain away if Bradford fails to develop into a difference-maker in 2014.
We'll find out tonight how St. Louis really feels about its young -- and expensive -- starter.