Sam Bradford QB PHI 4 days ago2 Comments

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Bradford is missing out on valuable experience at offseason workouts and meetings, NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Displeased with his team's decision to trade up for fellow quarterback Carson Wentz, the 28-year-old Bradford is skipping voluntary activities while reportedly asking for a trade. Denver was mentioned as a possible destination prior to the draft, but any deal could prove difficult after Bradford signed a two-year, $36 million extension during the offseason. Furthermore, the Broncos selected QB Paxton Lynch in the first round, significantly decreasing the odds that the team would have interest in Bradford. Though seemingly still viewed as the likely starter, Bradford finds himself facing significant pressure, with the Eagles having also signed Chase Daniel to a three-year, $21 million contract in March. With such a crowd in the team's quarterback room, Bradford feels that he's merely biding time in Philadelphia while the team tries to replace him. Although he's correct, it's probably in Bradford's best interest to make peace with the unusual situation.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 1 week ago

Mike Klis of 9News relays that the Broncos reportedly reached out to the Eagles regarding a possible deal for Bradford.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per the report, which Klis was unable to confirm with the Broncos, the Eagles' asking price was said to be too high. Meanwhile, NJ.com echoes the notion that the Eagles aren't inclined to give Bradford away at this stage, but given that the team is about to acquire another high-profile QB in the NFL draft, we suspect that the trade speculation surrounding Bradford won't go away any time soon. For now, the Eagles continue to maintain that Bradford remains their starter in advance of the 2016 season.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 weeks ago14 Comments

Bradford was not on hand Monday for the Eagles' latest round of voluntary organized team activities, philly.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Meanwhile, ESPN's Adam Schefter relayed Monday that Bradford has asked the Eagles to trade him, with the QB indicating that he didn't plan to participate in any more optional work with the team. Bradford's stance is motivated by the Eagles decision to trade up to No. 2 overall in this week's NFL draft, where the team is expected to land either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. For his part, Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman maintained that the Eagles view Bradford as their starter in advance of the draft. "I want to reiterate our support for Sam Bradford and go back to our statements last week - that Sam is our starting quarterback," Roseman declared Monday. "His agent and Sam know how we feel about him. These workouts are voluntary. We look forward to seeing Sam again in the near future." In addition to Bradford, the Eagles also roster Chase Daniel -- who signed a three-year $21,000,000 contract with the team in March -- and once the team's future franchise QB is drafted and then signed, there would certainly be a glut of financial resources devoted to the position. Ideally, the Eagles won't have to rush their new QB to the field, but unless Bradford has a change of heart, we suspect that the team might at least consider dealing him (and his hefty contract) to a QB-needy team such as the Broncos, Jets or 49ers.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 weeks ago2 Comments

Bradford has informed the Eagles that he wants to be traded and will not participate in their offseason program any longer, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradford's request for a trade comes after the Eagles traded into the draft's No. 2 slot, where they're widely expected to select another quarterback. That situation would cast a shadow over Bradford's starting position, something he evidently wouldn't appreciate after signing a two-year, $36 million extension with the team earlier this offseason. As a result, Bradford hopes to be dealt elsewhere in search of a less contentious starting gig, and will remain away from the Eagles while awaiting a trade.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 weeks ago1 Comment

Bradford indicated that he is not concerned about the likelihood that the Eagles will draft a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in next week's NFL draft, philly.com reports. "I really don't pay attention to any of that stuff," Bradford said following Wednesday's trade that landed Philadelphia the selection. "If it happens, it's something I'll deal with when it happens. But if it doesn't happen, there's really no sense in wasting time or thought or energy on that."

Competitive Edge Analysis

What Bradford is focusing on is that after two straight offseasons rehabbing knee injuries, he'll be a full participant in spring workouts for the first time since 2013. "It's been a long time since I've had just a normal offseason," Bradford noted Wednesday as he embarks on the journey of learning new coach Doug Pederson's offensive scheme. "It's great. It's extra reps, especially learning a new system - being able to go out there today and be able to participate 100 percent, not being limited, to be able to get out there and go through the calls, make decisions. The more reps you get, the more comfortable you become." While it's viewed as inevitable that the Eagles will land either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff next Thursday, NFL.com relays that Eagles executive vice president Howie Roseman is currently firmly committed to Bradford as the team's starting quarterback, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport putting forth the idea that ideally, the team's franchise QB to be named later won't have to play for a year or two.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 weeks ago6 Comments

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that the Eagles have no plans to try to trade Bradford, despite the team's acquisiton of the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While the move all but assures that the Eagles will draft either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, Rapoport believes that the team is of a mind to create a situation where their future franchise QB "doesn't have to play for a year (or two)." The Eagles signed Bradford to a two-year, $35 million deal back in March, a hefty pay rate that is certainly not in line with the going stipend for backup or mentor quarterbacks in the NFL.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 months ago1 Comment

The Eagles have signed Bradford to a two-year contract extension, NJ.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Bradford's new deal with the Eagles is a two-year, $36 million pact, that includes $26 million in guaranteed money. Bradford, who was acquired in a deal with the Rams in advance of the 2015 season, threw for 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games during his first year with Philadelphia. Now further removed from his second torn left ACL (suffered in August of 2014), Bradford will look to flourish under new head coach Doug Pederson and offensive coordinator Frank Reich, while continuing to build upon his rapport with the likes of wideouts Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor, as well as tight end Zach Ertz.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 months ago

The Eagles have reportedly upped their contract offer to Bradford, NJ.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It remains to be seen if the Eagles' current push will result in re-signing the QB before the start of free agency, but it does appear clear at this stage that retaining Bradford -- who logged a 19:14 TD:INT ratio over 14 games in his first year with Philly -- is the team's preference.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 3 months ago5 Comments

Bradford is not expected to receive the franchise tag, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The tag for quarterbacks will cost around $20 million, which is quite a bit more than what Bradford would command in average annual value on a long-term contract. The Eagles are still interested in bringing him back, but the team is probably hesitant about making a significant long-term commitment, and Bradford may want to explore his other options.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 4 months ago4 Comments

New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that Bradford would fit perfectly into his system, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The comment should be taken with a grain of salt, as Pederson also referred to Bradford as a "top-notch quarterback". To be fair, Bradford did play much better down the stretch in 2015, and he's at least good enough to safely be viewed as a low-end starter. The Eagles will presumably make Bradford a serious offer, but it's possible the impending free agent will find a better contract and/or situation elsewhere.