After drafting Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and talking veteran Sam Bradford off the ledge, it appeared as though the Philadelphia Eagles would allow Bradford to lead the offense into the upcoming season and beyond until Wentz was ready.
Well, in the immortal words of Lee Corso, “not so fast, my friends.”
According to Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, saying Bradford is the clear-cut No. 1 signal-caller on the depth chart is “probably not the right impression.”
“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,” Reich said.
This comes not long after Eagles head coach Doug Pederson called Bradford the guy.
So what is it?
Reich is probably the more honest of the two coaches. While Pederson is worried about keeping Bradford’s focus on football and limiting any distractions, Reich is worried about doing what is best for his offensive unit.
While everything likely favors Bradford for now, you cannot rule out Wentz if he shows up to training camp and blows everyone away.
After all, the Eagles did trade away a king’s ransom in order to land the former North Dakota State star, so would it really be that surprising if he is thrown into the fire after showing his first flashes of brilliance?
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