Mike Klis of 9News relays that the Broncos reportedly reached out to the
Per the report, which Klis was unable to confirm with the Broncos, the Eagles' asking price was said to be too high. Meanwhile, NJ.com echoes the notion that the Eagles aren't inclined to give Bradford away at this stage, but given that the team is about to acquire another high-profile QB in the NFL draft, we suspect that the trade speculation surrounding Bradford won't go away anytime soon. For now, the Eagles continue to maintain that Bradford remains their starter in advance of the 2016 season.
Bradford was not on hand Monday for the
Meanwhile, ESPN's Adam Schefter relayed Monday that Bradford has asked the Eagles to trade him, with the QB indicating that he didn't plan to participate in any more optional work with the team. Bradford's stance is motivated by the Eagles decision to trade up to No. 2 overall in this week's NFL Draft, where the team is expected to land either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. For his part, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman maintained that the Eagles view Bradford as their starter in advance of the draft. "I want to reiterate our support for
Bradford's request for a trade comes after the Eagles traded into the draft's No. 2 slot, where they're widely expected to select another quarterback. That situation would cast a shadow over Bradford's starting position, something he evidently wouldn't appreciate after signing a two-year, $36 million extension with the team earlier this offseason. As a result, Bradford hopes to be dealt elsewhere in search of a less contentious starting gig, and will remain away from the Eagles while awaiting a trade.
What Bradford is focusing on is that after two straight offseasons rehabbing knee injuries, he'll be a full participant in spring workouts for the first time since 2013. "It's been a long time since I've had just a normal offseason," Bradford noted Wednesday as he embarks on the journey of learning new coach Doug Pederson's offensive scheme. "It's great. It's extra reps, especially learning a new system - being able to go out there today and be able to participate 100 percent, not being limited, to be able to get out there and go through the calls, make decisions. The more reps you get, the more comfortable you become." While it's viewed as inevitable that the Eagles will land either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff next Thursday, NFL.com relays that Eagles executive vice president Howie Roseman is currently committed to Bradford as the team's starting quarterback, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport putting forth the idea that ideally, the team's franchise QB to be named later won't have to play for a year or two.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that the Philadelphia Eagles have no plans to try to trade Sam Bradford , despite the team's acquisiton of the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Wednesday.
While the move all but assures that the Eagles will draft either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, Rapoport believes that the team is of a mind to create a situation where their future franchise QB "doesn't have to play for a year (or two)." The Eagles signed Bradford to a two-year, $35 million deal back in March, a hefty pay rate that is certainly not in line with the going stipend for backup or mentor quarterbacks in the NFL.
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|P3||8/27/16||@ IND||7:00 pm|
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