Earlier today, we posted about how Tom Condon was on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio with Stephen A. Smith and what he had to say in regards to telling Sam Bradford to hold out of the Eagles’ voluntary workouts until they found a trade for him. Of course, the trade didn’t happen. And, in fact, Sal Paolantonio pretty much said on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday that all of this drama was the result of Bradford, not Condon. Yesterday, Condon was on The Rich Eisen Show and talked about his client and wanting to “go to a really good football team.” [Philly.com]
I think with regard to the fans, my experience has been both as an agent and as a former player, if you’re the nicest guy in the world, and you play horribly, the fans hate you,” Condon said. “And if you play great and you’re fantastic on the field, they love you. It’s all a matter of performance.”
“They made a business decision and we made one, too,” Condon said to Eisen. “We thought we had a chance to go to a really good football team and be there for a long time, and that opportunity was there, and the attempt was made. It was just that when the Broncos contacted the Eagles and talked about a trade, they couldn’t agree on a price, and they drafted someone in the first round. At that point, our options are pretty limited. So our next best option is go back and prepare for the season, and then we’re back to where you already said – he goes in, plays great, he’s lights out, everyone loves him, and he either sits Carson for another year or he’s very valuable as a trade commodity.”
“He’s a tough guy, and the players in the locker room understand what’s going on, as do the coaches,” Condon said. “That’s what he’s really worried about. It’s all settled on the field. He either plays really well or he doesn’t. And if he does great, as I expect him to, all’s forgotten. And so basically when you look at it, the Eagles made a business decision and it was good for them, Sam made a business decision that had the opportunity to be good for him, and didn’t work out. So we take our next best option.”
You can listen [and watch] the audio below.