The title of this post may be a bit misleading, but Sam Bradford actually said that he would be excited to play in a offense run by Mike Shanahan. In an interview with Jason Reid of the Washington Post’s Redskins Insider Bradford says:
“If you look at some of their offenses and look at the things that [John] Elway was able to do, I think it’s pretty cool to think that I might have the chance to one day play in that offense,” Bradford said in a telephone interview Saturday. “I think that’s pretty exciting…
As I will once again maintain, I do not believe quarterback is a position of need. You have to seriously wonder what is in store for this position and other key positions on offense. It is clear there is a need at offensive line. That idea has been beaten to death time and time again. But it is clear that this new mentality of plugging in players that fit is the new MO around Ashburn these days, rather than installing and offense that fits the players.
With the Redskins signing Willie Parker, who says he would enjoy playing in a one cut-type offense (an offense he feels would suit him), it is clear that they will be opening up competition at that position. With the Redskins signing Rex Grossman last month, and reports of them inquiring about Donovan McNabb, it is clear the Skins want to upgrade regardless of who is under center.
So will the offense that Kyle Shanahan will employ suit Sam Bradford? It is not even certain, and in my opinion a long shot that they land him despite popular rumblings that they somehow land him.
In closing, I can’t remember the last time anyone mentioned that they wanted to come to Washington because of the schemes coaches would employ. It is nice to hear something like this for a change.