The Philadelphia Eagles have the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and they will reportedly select a quarterback. According to the latest rumors, Eagles’ current QB Sam Bradford is not happy about it and has demanded a trade.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter first reported that Bradford wants out of Philadelphia and handed in his trade request. The 28-year-old quarterback will also not be showing up at the team’s offseason program.
Eagles have been informed Sam Bradford wants to be traded and he will not be showing up for their off-season program any longer, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2016
The Eagles were caught off guard by Sam Bradford’s demand as they signed him to a two-year, $36 million deal this offseason with $22 million guaranteed. The team still sees him as their starter next season, despite the rumors of drafting a QB this upcoming draft.
#Eagles were blindsided by Sam Bradford’s trade request, but have not budged on their view: He is their starter. That remains the case.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2016
If the Eagles decided to give into Bradford’s demands, his perfect destination is the New York Jets, per a USA Today report. Philadelphia will likely put up a fight since they are already on the hook for $11 million signing bonus, but they wouldn’t want Bradford to cause issues in the locker room.
That is where the Jets come in and trade for the former first overall pick. New York and Ryan Fitzpatrick are still ways apart from their contract talks and acquiring Bradford will only cost them $7 million.
USA Today also noted that the 28-year-old QB is a better playmaker than Fitzpatrick and he can play well with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. However, Sam Bradford has only a career rating of 81 and has been injury prone since entering the league in 2010.
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