Sam Bradford has demanded that the Philadelphia Eagles trade him and will not be participating in official team activities this off-season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
There have been conflicting reports in the last week about Bradford’s willingness to play with a young quarterback drafted second overall waiting in the wings. Schefter seems confident that he is not willing to do so.
Bradford has endured a host of slights since arriving in Philadelphia. Before even taking a snap in 2015, rumors swirled that Chip Kelly intended to flip Bradford in an effort to move up and draft Marcus Mariota. Conspiracy theorists pointed out that Sam Bradford jerseys were unavailable in the official team store for weeks after the trade to acquire Bradford was completed. This off-season, new head coach Doug Pederson‘s favorite backup QB, Chase Daniel, became the highest-paid backup in the league, again leading to speculation that Bradford could be traded. This last slight appears to be the final straw.
If Bradford is traded, Chase Daniel will most likely be the starting quarterback at the start of the season and possibly for the duration, depending on the progress of the rookie the Eagles intend to draft on Thursday night.