The Broncos reached out to the Eagles to inquire on Sam Bradford earlier this week, but they will now shift their focus in their quarterback search. Denver does not expect Philadelphia to trade Bradford to the Broncos or to any team, for that matter, according to sources who spoke with Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
Recently, Bradford requested a trade from the Eagles, but the Eagles refused to give Bradford and his representatives permission to seek a trade. Furthermore, they have been steadfast in saying that Bradford will be their starting QB in 2016. Bradford is reportedly upset with the Eagles following their trade up to the No. 2 pick in the draft with the intent of selecting a quarterback. That deal came just six weeks after the Eagles re-upped Bradford on a lucrative two-year contract and the Eagles apparently did not let him or his agent in on the plan.
Agent Tom Condon and Bradford also feel that the team is not built to win in the immediate future after so many assets were shipped to the Browns.
“It’s his right to demand a trade and he wants to be traded,” Condon said. “Basically, our contention is that the team could have used the draft picks on offensive and defensive players for this season, to win this season. If the plan was to build for the future, where does that leave Sam this year?”
Bradford, acquired a year ago by Chip Kelly‘s Eagles in a trade with the Rams, had his ups and downs in 14 starts for Philadelphia in 2015, but his overall numbers have been solid. The Oklahoma product set new career-highs with a 65.0% completion percentage, and 3,725 yards passing. He also tossed 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, leading the club to a 7-7 record in his starts.
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