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Sam Bradford | Quarterback | #7

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / LAR
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Speaking Friday, coach Doug Pederson said, barring injury, Sam Bradford will be the Eagles' Week 1 starter.
We don't imagine the leash will be long for Bradford, but Pederson has stood behind this decision all along. He's adamant that he wants first-rounder Carson Wentz to watch and learn in year one. But if Bradford face-plants for a stretch -- which seems likely based on his career arc to this point -- it's going to be awfully tough for Pederson to not make a switch to Wentz or Chase Daniel. Jun 3 - 11:52 AM

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Eagles OC Frank Reich said calling Sam Bradford the clear No. 1 quarterback is "probably not the right impression."

This contradicts what coach Doug Pederson has said all along, that Bradford is "the guy" at quarterback. "No, that's probably not the right impression," Reich said when asked if Bradford is the clear No. 1. "This is one of the most competitive industries in the world and so, to say that there’s not competition, that’s just the furthest thing from the truth." Odds are still heavily favoring Bradford to start Week 1 thanks to his hefty salary, but if Carson Wentz blows up this preseason, it'll be hard to keep the No. 2 pick off the field.
May 25 - 10:15 AM

Sam Bradford insists he's happy to remain in Philadelphia.

"I just realized this is still the best place for me to be," Bradford claimed Tuesday. Bradford attempted to get philosophical when explaining why he skipped voluntary practices. "I just felt like I needed some time. I could have stayed here, could have continued to work here, but I’m not sure my head really would have been here those two weeks." It's probably the best answer he could have given. Bradford has been proclaimed "the guy" by coach Doug Pederson, who insists he doesn't want the veteran looking over his shoulder. That will be unavoidable with No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz in the fray.
May 17 - 2:51 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he told Sam Bradford "he's the guy."

The Eagles' quarterback situation has dominated the offseason, so there is little reason for it to slow down now that players are actually practicing. Pederson spoke openly about his philosophy of letting rookie quarterbacks develop behind a veteran before the Eagles traded up for Carson Wentz, and it does not sound like he has changed his tune. Wentz will likely get starts this season, but it feels doubtful he is under center Week 1.
May 17 - 12:59 PM

Agent Tom Condon admitted on the Rich Eisen Show that Sam Bradford's camp requested a trade out of Philadelphia with a "goal" of "plac(ing) Bradford in Denver."

It's a good look into the dealings between an agent and teams. "We thought we had a chance to go to a really good team and be there for a long time," Condon explained. "And that opportunity was there and actually the attempt was made. When the Broncos contacted the Eagles and talked about the trade, they couldn't agree on the price and so they drafted somebody in the first round (Paxton Lynch). ... So our next best option is to go back and prepare for the season." Bradford's camp ultimately caved, and he is now seen as having thrown a temper tantrum. It remains difficult to empathize with a league-average or worse player to whom the Eagles committed an $11 million signing bonus just ten weeks ago.
Source: NFL.com
May 11 - 8:53 PM

Sam Bradford will report to the Eagles' facility on Monday, ending his two-week holdout.

Look at that -- Bradford decided to show up to work. After stomping his feet and throwing a temper tantrum about the Eagles drafting Carson Wentz, Bradford pouted at home for two weeks. Maybe he took a long, hard look in the mirror and realized he hasn't done a thing in the NFL to be assured a starting job. Now, Bradford, Chase Daniel, and Wentz can get on with this summer's quarterback competition.
May 9 - 8:42 AM

Sam Bradford's agent, Tom Condon, believes a competition with No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz would be stacked against Bradford.

"I know people say, ‘Well, why doesn’t he just compete and win the job?'" Condon said. "There is no real competition. If you’ve given up the draft choices (to trade up) and he’s the second pick in the draft, he’s playing. That’s all there is to it." Condon has a point, but Wentz is also a unique prospect in that he's coming from the FCS. The reality is, Bradford doesn't have any good trade partners. At this point, he'd probably be best off taking his money, being quiet and competing with Wentz in the preseason.
May 3 - 5:31 PM

Coach Doug Pederson said Sam Bradford would be in danger of losing the starting job if he continues to stay away from the team into the summer.

Obviously. Bradford remains M.I.A. from the team since demanding a trade when it was revealed the Eagles would take a quarterback at No. 2 overall, and he's still not answering calls from Pederson as he continues to pout at home. "Anybody that’s not in any of the 32 offseason programs is losing valuable time at that club," Pederson said. "So anybody that’s not in the offseason program, yes, would lose the time." Bradford may end up costing himself the starting job and be stuck in Philly where he doesn't want to be.
May 1 - 2:57 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he's yet to have contact with Sam Bradford since the quarterbacks' trade request.

Pouting Sam remains inconsolable, even after the Broncos' selection of Payton Lynch took them off the board of potential suitors. The reality is, Bradford has nowhere to go, and will be in Philadelphia competing with Carson Wentz and Chase Daniel this season. The sooner he realizes that, the better. The Eagles could have handled the situation better, but Bradford is well compensated. This is life in the NFL for mediocre quarterbacks.
Apr 30 - 8:19 PM

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported on SportsCenter that there is "absolutely nothing" going on regarding a Sam Bradford trade.

Sal Pal reports the Eagles got "one phone call from one team" (Denver), and Broncos GM John Elway's overtures were "quickly rebuffed" by Eagles GM Howie Roseman. While we wouldn't totally rule out a Bradford trade, it's certainly appearing highly unlikely at the moment. Roseman seems intent on retaining Bradford to operate as the Eagles' stopgap ahead of rookie Carson Wentz.
Apr 28 - 12:09 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos do not expect the Eagles to trade Sam Bradford.

Schefter reports the Broncos are "mulling" their other options at quarterback. The Eagles have been steadfast in their desire to retain Bradford, and it does not look like they plan to budge despite the fit he threw this week. Coach Doug Pederson believes in letting rookie quarterbacks grow behind a veteran starter, and it looks like they want Bradford to be that bridge for whichever quarterback - Carson Wentz - they select at No. 2.
Apr 28 - 9:43 AM

A league source told 9 News Denver's Mike Klis that the Broncos "are in" on pursuing a trade for Sam Bradford.

Klis reports the Eagles aren't yet budging on their stance that Bradford won't be dealt. Denver's quarterback pursuit picked up this week, with Klis also reporting 49ers GM Trent Baalke and Broncos GM John Elway had a conversation on Monday. Those talks didn't go anywhere, but may perhaps be rekindled on Thursday morning. The same goes for Broncos talks with the Eagles. Denver should feel urgency to emerge from the weekend with a quarterback.
Apr 27 - 9:31 PM

Appearing on 97.5 The Fanatic in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter said a fourth-round pick plus a player could be a trade offer for Sam Bradford.

It's unclear if that's an offer the Eagles have received or if that's their asking price, but either way, NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reports Philly's asking price remains very high. They're likely looking for at least two early-round picks comparable to the Alex Smith and Carson Palmer trades a few years back. The only team that has allegedly reached out to the Eagles is the Broncos.
Apr 27 - 9:18 AM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos inquired about Sam Bradford.

Klis reports the Eagles' asking price was too high, but the report at least suggests Philadelphia is open to offers. Agent Tom Condon said Bradford has not been granted permission to seek a trade, but that could change if he continues to sulk. Condon confirmed Bradford plans to skip the voluntary portions of the offseason program.
Apr 25 - 9:00 PM

Agent Tom Condon said the Eagles have not given Sam Bradford permission to seek a trade.

Condon confirmed Bradford will not attend voluntary workouts, saying his client wants a situation where "he's going to stay for a long time if he plays well." The Eagles have made it fairly clear they are not interested in putting Bradford up for sale right now, and it would reportedly cost him a big chunk of his $11 million signing bonus to hold out into training camp. If Bradford remains dead set on leaving, however, it might be in Philadelphia's best interest to move him before he becomes a distraction. This saga is far from over.
Apr 25 - 8:30 PM