As soon as the Philadelphia Eagles traded up for the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, it was clear that veteran quarterback Sam Bradford was not happy. Bradford, like everyone else, knew the Eagles traded up to target one of the draft’s top signal-callers.
Since then, the former No. 1 overall pick has requested a trade but there have been no serious talks.
So what will Bradford do if he is not moved?
Well, if you ask Philly sports personality Reuben Frank, Bradford could retire. Frank shared his opinion on a recent episode of Quick Slants on CSN Philly.
“I think he’s gonna retire, honestly. The guy’s made what, what did we say, $95-$100 million,” Frank said, via PhillInfluencer.com.
“You know, whatever. Easy come, easy go. I think he’s gonna retire. I think he’s had enough. I don’t think he wants to be here. Honestly, I don’t think anybody else wants him. Maybe you get a 3 or 4, but I doubt it. I think it’s done. I think it’s over with. I think Chase Daniel starts your season, plays five or six games, whatever Doug Pederson played, I think it’s seven. And then Carson Wentz comes in and he’s your quarterback for the next 10 years. And this time next year, we’re sitting here saying, ‘Sam who?'”
That’s certainly an interesting stance, but is it possible?
While retirement would certainly be an option for Bradford if he is that unhappy to be in Philadelphia and unwilling to fill in while the team groom’s No. 2 pick Carson Wentz, it is a move that would cost him $11 million because he would be forced to return his signing bonus from earlier in the year.
I think that’s enough of a reason for anyone to return to a team, even if that means sitting on the bench until your next opportunity knocks.
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