Philadelphia Eagles front office executive Howie Roseman told reporters today that quarterback Sam Bradford would be the team’s starter in 2016 despite the fact that the No. 2 pick would be used to draft a quarterback. Roseman’s comments were reported by David P. Woods of The Score.
This isn’t at all surprising, as Eagles coach Doug Pederson is a proponent of benching rookie quarterbacks for the first one or two years of their NFL careers, but Philadelphia fans are surely going to want whomever the Eagles pick to have more of an immediate timetable to get on the field. That’s easier said than done, especially since Bradford is still just 28 and inked a two-year, $36 million contract in free agency, and he is apparently not happy with the team’s plans to draft a quarterback.
But the good news is that the Eagles do appear committed to letting their upcoming draft prospect sit for a year and barring a major injury to Bradford or massive underperformance in the preseason, he should be starting Week 1 in Philadelphia without issue.
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