The Philadelphia Eagles have gone through some interesting developments in the last two months with two centering around the most integral position on an NFL team: quarterback. The first news to strike was the 2 year contract extension for Sam Bradford, valued at $36 million with $26 million in guaranteed money. Additionally, it was just announced that the Philadelphia Eagles traded up for the No. 2 pick, after sending five draft picks to the Browns in a blockbuster trade. There’s speculation that the Eagles are chasing either California’s Jared Goff or Carson Wentz of North Dakota, both highly touted quarterbacks in the 2016 drafts. With this intention, people are starting to believe and see that the Eagles are seeking a franchise quarterback of the future in a younger player.
Not surprising, but Sam Bradford is clearly seeing the writing on the wall, especially after a 7-9 record last season and a fairly lackluster performance statistically at 3,725 yards, 19 touch, and 14 interceptions. But then again, The Eagles have yet to “give up” on Bradford after just one season. If anything, the job is for Bradford to lose with the team’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Howie Roseman, saying, “Let me be clear, Sam Bradford is our starting quarterback. We told Sam that. We intend to support him, and the moves we made this offseason, we believe, will give us a chance to compete this season.”
Yet Sam Bradford sees it differently and is reportedly requesting to be traded from the team. As the presumptive starting quarterback and after just signing a lucrative extension, it’s crazy to think that he’d be willing to jump ship so quickly. If you know you have a job at the end of the day, and you know it is for you to lose, why panic?
It’s important to note that the Broncos reached out to the Eagles to begin very preliminary talks with Bradford. With Peyton Manning now retired, the Broncos may be seeking another quarterback to compete with recently acquired, Mark Sanchez. Ironically, Mark was the former backup to Sam Bradford on the Eagles…