The Philadelphia Eagles acquired the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft from the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday. It is expected that the team will draft a quarterback, presumably Carson Wentz or Jared Goff.
This does not mean that current Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford will be going anywhere, though.
Per Ian Rapaport’s latest tweet, the Eagles will not be trading Bradford.
The #Eagles aren't trading Sam Bradford. Instead, they created a situation where their rookie QB doesn't have to play for a year (or two).
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 20, 2016
Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson said that he believes in having rookie quarterbacks stay on the bench for at least one season before allowing them to start. This could very well be Pederson’s ideology behind keeping Bradford for now. But if Bradford is to have a rough season, we may be able to expect whichever quarterback the Eagles pick up next week to take his place.
There’s really no upside to trading Bradford right now anyways. Money-wise, trading him wouldn’t help the Eagles salary cap after the 11 million dollar signing bonus that the team gave him in March.
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