After an offseason where he demanded a trade, Sam Bradford is now nearing the starting quarterback spot for the Philadelphia Eagles after the latest organized team activities (OTA), according to reports earlier this week. Bradford was involved in a lot of NFL rumors earlier in the offseason after the Eagles drafted QB prospect Carson Wentz as the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
New head coach Doug Pederson commented on Bradford’s performance in the OTA’s and it was a positive one for the injury-prone 28-year-old quarterback.
“I think he’s done an outstanding job. Again, when you’re spreading reps equally, with three guys, that’s what you want to see, and I think he’s really done a nice job and taken that next step to be the leader of this football team and be the starter. He’s done a good job there,” Pederson, who replaced previous coach Chip Kelly, said via ESPN.com.
“I look at what Sam’s done, and he’s taken this thing and run with it. It’s unbelievable what he’s done. I’m so excited about the direction he’s going, and the stuff that he’s doing on the field right now are the things that I expected and what I saw at the end of the season last year from Sam Bradford.”
According to the report, Bradford will be the no. 1 QB in the roster when the NFL season begins with Chase Daniel and Wentz as the back-ups. Bradford signed a two-year $36 million deal with the Eagles last March. The previous NFL rumors of Bradford’s discontent with the Eagles is now a thing of the past.
Bradford demanded a trade from Philadelphia after the Eagles drafted Wentz saying he wants to be the long-term QB for the team. He held out for a few weeks and it started NFL rumors of him out of Philly. However, it looks like Bradford has settled back in with the Eagles and ready to lead the team again in the upcoming NFL season.
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