The Philadelphia Eagles traded with the Cleveland Browns to move up to the second overall spot in Thursday’s NFL Draft. They have already confirmed they will select a quarterback with the pick and it looks like it might mean the end of Sam Bradford’s short career with the team.
Bradford was traded from the Rams to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles last summer and had a decent season with the team. However, the Eagles are looking to bring in a quarterback on Thursday to start some immediate competition under new head coach Doug Pederson.
“While Philadelphia could still deal Bradford during the draft or ensuing offseason, the sources said Bradford is prepared to prove to the Eagles that he’s a franchise quarterback,” Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson reported. “He’ll embrace the challenge if he remains in Philadelphia, sources said, despite being upset that the team surrendered draft assets that could have helped him.”
During the 2015 season, Sam Bradford threw for a career-high 3,725 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has certainly shown that he can play when the Eagles need him to, but it certainly looks like Bradford could be on his way out or put into a backup role behind either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, whoever the Los Angeles Rams don’t take with the first pick.
Despite Bradford previously saying that he wants to prove himself as a franchise quarterback, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday morning that he has informed the Eagles he wants to be traded.
Eagles have been informed Sam Bradford wants to be traded and he will not be showing up for their off-season program any longer, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2016
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