Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford thinks that if they were going to trade up to take a quarterback with the second overall pick in the draft, they should have told Bradford in advance.
That’s the word from Bradford’s agent, Tom Condon, who told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that Bradford thought when he signed with the Eagles that the team wanted to win now, not build around a rookie quarterback for the future.
“As they were making this plan, it would have been nice if they had told him about it,” Condon said. “It’s his right to demand a trade and he wants to be traded.”
Bradford has the right to ask for a trade, but the Eagles don’t have any obligation to grant that request. And the Eagles are continuing to say that their plan is to let Bradford start this year while the rookie they draft — probably North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz — learns on the sideline. That might be an awkward situation in Philadelphia, but there’s not a lot Bradford can do to force his way out if the Eagles are adamant about keeping him.
Bradford thinks the Eagles should have approached this draft with the idea of building a good team around him, not with the idea of drafting his replacement.
“Basically, our contention is that the team could have used the draft picks on offensive and defensive players for this season, to win this season,” Condon said. “If the plan was to build for the future, where does that leave Sam this year?”
Condon said he has asked for permission to work out a trade with another team and the Eagles have refused.