Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford signed a new two year contract with the team this off season with the assumption he was the team’s clear starting quarterback. The Eagles are likely to select one of Jared Goff or Carson Wentz in the 2016 NFL Draft, which puts Bradford into an uncomfortable situation.
Bradford’s agent Tom Condon voiced to ESPN his displeasure with the Eagles not sharing their draft plans ahead of time and now making Bradford into a lame duck starter. “As they were making this plan, it would have been nice if they had told him about it,” said Condon. “Basically, our contention is that the team could have used the draft picks on offensive and defensive players for this season, to win this season,” said Condon. “If the plan was to build for the future, where does that leave Sam this year?”
It is no surprise that Bradford wants a trade out of Philadelphia now. There are many quarterback needy teams such as the Denver Broncos and New York Jets that may be interested in Bradford and would be wise to consider a trade for the veteran. “It’s his right to demand a trade and he wants to be traded,” said Condon.
The Eagles should consider dealing Bradford for draft picks in return as they have a lack of future draft picks after the trade up with the Browns. It is not an ideal situation to be paying Bradford such a hefty salary and to potentially sit him and have him unhappy with the team. It is in the best interests for the Eagles and Bradford to move on from each other in the near future.