The Eagles already traded Mark Sanchez to the Denver Broncos. Now, the Broncos seem to be looking at another Eagles’ quarterback who wants out, and his name is Sam Bradford.
Regardless of how ridiculous the news about Bradford’s demands has been the last two days, I don’t think the Eagles will trade him. But I won’t say it won’t happen. Nobody ever knows what could happen. I want them to trade him because he’s a clown, though.
A report yesterday stated the Broncos already reached out to the Eagles about Bradford, but their asking price was too high.
It makes sense. The Eagles should be demanding a very steep price for Bradford. He’s their starting quarterback. Unless he’s not. But according to Jeff McLane of the Inquirer, the Eagles won’t be moving him.
Although Roseman didn’t say it directly, the Eagles aren’t considering trading Bradford, an NFL source close to the situation said. They haven’t granted Condon permission to shop the 29-year-old quarterback.
But Condon, who engineered Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ holdout four years ago, has certainly called around the NFL looking for teams that might have been interested had Bradford reached free agency last month. The Broncos, 49ers, New York Jets, and Browns have an obvious need at quarterback.
While new coach Doug Pederson would prefer for his starting quarterback to attend workouts over the next five weeks – especially while he installs a new offense – Bradford’s presence isn’t mandatory until the next three-day minicamp, June 7-9.
Mandatory in the context that he would be fined $76,580 if he opted to skip minicamp. The next important date on the calendar would be July 27 for the start of training camp. Brees held out because he wanted a long-term contract, but Condon had him in camp after a deal was reached in mid-July.
Like I said above, it makes sense for the Eagles to listen to anything and demand a huge haul for Bradford. They truly believed he’d be their starter this season. I’m sure all of us did. They’ll save a small amount of money if they trade him before June 1st. Our Eagles reporter, Adrian Fedkiw, did a beautiful job illustrating that in this post.
Bradford has a cap hit of $12.5 million this season and the Eagles would save just $1.5 million in cap space due to a dead money value of $11 million if they traded him prior to June 1st. That dead money value drops to $5.5 million if Philadelphia elects to ship him away after June 1st and it would save $7 million. Next year the cap hit rises to $22.5 million with a $5.5 million dead money value. Philly would save $17 million in cap space if it traded him after the season and you’d think a potential trade partner would renegotiate his contract.
Maybe they should make him wait until September 1st, after he sits out all of training camp, and then trade him. He’s such a clown. Get him off my team.