Bradford’s Agent Wanted Broncos Trade

Sam Bradford has reported to the Eagles for their voluntary camp, but just a few weeks ago, his status with the team was anything but certain. After the Eagles traded up to the No. 2 pick in the draft to select a quarterback, Bradford was feeling rather unloved and asked for a trade. The Broncos, who had quite a bit of uncertainty at the position, kicked the tires on the quarterback. Sam Bradford (vertical)

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Ultimately, however, Denver moved on from Bradford upon hearing the Eagles’ spit take-inducing asking price. The Broncos are now prepared to head into 2015 with Mark Sanchez and rookie Paxton Lynch under center, but agent Tom Condon says that he tried hard to help facilitate a deal while it was still a possibility.

We thought we had a chance to go to a really god football team and be there for a long time,” Condon said on The Rich Eisen Show (Twitter link via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer). “That opportunity was there and the attempt was made. When the Broncos contacted the Eagles and talked about the trade, they couldn’t agree on a price. At that point our options are pretty limited. So, our next best option is to go back and prepare for the season.”

Bradford has accepted his fate for now, but if things pan out with Carson Wentz as the Eagles expect, he might not be a part of the team’s plans beyond 2016. Bradford’s new two-year deal calls for most of its guarantees to be paid in 2016, so the Eagles could move on from him in 2017 if they deem him expendable.

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  1. sportsjunkie24

    Wait your turn Broncos I’m sure Bradford will be available in 17 just sign him then

  2. Cali

    I’ve been an Eagles fan since 1968, when I was 8 yrs old. I’ve been through more QB’s, head coaches since that time than I care to think about. My dissatisfaction with Bradford has to do with his ability on the field. IMHO I think he has gotten more $$$ then he was ever worth and BOTH the Rams and Eagles have paid well over the price a QB of his clearly limited ability is worth. He should shut up and play if that is what he says he wants to do instead of making these demands he has been in making the past few months, since it was clear the Eagles were trading up for Wentz. I’m confident that Wentz will be in playing at some point this season. My only reservations are what type of teammate that Bradford is going to be towards Wentz and how that is going to impact his learning curve from college to NFL. I’d prefer that he not get too close to Bradford so as not to have any bad habits rub off on him. Either way, I’ve been ready to move on from Bradford (thankfully the Sanchez sitch has been resolved) for quite some time. I’m now ready to see what Wentz can do for this team. The last QB we took at almost the same point in the draft was McNabb and we know how well that worked out for us.


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