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By PFW staff

Rams QB Sam Bradford is the richest rookie in NFL history. The No. 1 overall draft choice has agreed to a six-year, $78 million contract that has a maximum value of $86 million with incentives, a league source has told NFL Network. The deal includes a record $50 million in guaranteed money, according to the report.

The former Oklahoma quarterback concluded the deal just in time for the Rams' first full-squad workout Saturday.

Bradford is the new face of the franchise, and his presence in camp during the early stages increases the likelihood that he can take over the starting job soon, perhaps as early as Week One.

Bradford's agents, Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, also represented the Rams' 2009 first-round pick, OT Jason Smith, who also signed just before the team's first full-squad workout a year ago. Smith signed a five-year, $61.8 million contract that included $33 million in guaranteed money. A fractured toe may cause Smith to be moved from left tackle to the right side during camp.

 

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