02:49 PM - April 25, 2016 by MMChrisS
Sam Bradford is not happy about the Eagles trading away several future draft picks to likely a acquire a QB in the second pick of the draft -- and he's now demanding a trade.
Let's first sit back and appreciate how the last month of movement from Philadelphia has been somewhat self-destructive over the short term -- sacrificing both several draft picks along with now possibly your immediate starting QB to draft a new QB of the future.
Bradford, as you may know, signed a 2-year, $36 million extension earlier this offseason. Now, in demanding a trade, he's opened up the possibility a couple of suitors could sweep in and try to nab him.
The contenders are:
Denver - This is obvious isn't it? The team is built to win a championship now, and Bradford would be a nice short term answer as the franchise tries to figure out the future. Bradford's contract doesn't fit with Denver's finances and would require some restructuring but this is hardly undoable.
New York Jets - Bradford could be a fit in NY as well with Fitzpatrick not signed yet. Again, Bradford may have to take a hit on finances here -- but the Jets probably would see Bradford as an upgrade.
Cleveland - I mean, why not? You need a QB in Cleveland, they have the finances, and the Browns have a lot of draft choices. Bradford wouldn't thrive here at all, this would be another St. Louis type of situation, but it'd make sense for Cleveland.
Philadelphia - No, Philly isn't going to trade with itself for Bradford, but let's be real: Bradford probably ends up in Philly as the tutor/veteran teacher for the upcoming rookie QB and then leaves in a couple of years as the new QB takes the reigns. From Bradford's standpoint this isn't the greatest situation but its a position and a salary. And oftentimes, the simplest explanation is the most likely.
What do you think? Which team would you like to see Bradford land on for next year's Madden?