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$50 Million Guaranteed: Sam Bradford rookie contract with the St. Louis Rams

11:36 AM, Jul 31, 2010   |    comments
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The St. Louis Rams agreed to a record contract with No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Bradford on Friday night.

The deal includes a guaranteed $50 million for the former Oklahoma QB, the most guaranteed money included in a deal in NFL history.

In total, it's a six-year deal worth $76 million, with a maximum value of $86 million.

The deal will allow Bradford to compete in the Rams' first training camp workout on Saturday.

The Rams drafted Bradford with an expectation of him becoming the face of their franchise. He will also become a premier face of the NFL, with a contract that dwarfs those of even Super Bowl MVPs such as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

Bradford's $50 million guaranteed shatters the previous record for guaranteed money, set last year by Detroit's Matthew Stafford when his deal included $41.7 million guaranteed after he was selected first overall.

-- Sean Leahy

USA Today

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