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Eagles Could Looking For A Package Of Draft Picks In Return For Sam Bradford?

Jeff Darlington of NFL Media is hearing that the Eagles aren’t bluffing about a high price asking price for QB Sam Bradford.

In fact, Darlington says that the Eagles may want a similar return back as to what the Bengals and 49ers got for Carson Palmer and Alex Smith respectively a few years ago.

Darlington points out that the Broncos’ second-round pick is at the very end of round two, which makes it essentially a third-round pick. The 49ers managed to secure two second-round picks from the Chiefs in return for Smith.

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter speculated during an interview with 97.5 the Fanatic on Wednesday that the Eagles could get a fourth-round pick and a player for Bradford. (Philly Voice)
  • However, Schefter doesn’t see them securing multiple second-round picks much like the Chiefs got for Alex Smith years ago.  (Philly Voice)
  • For what it’s worth, Jimmy Kempski mentions that the Eagles had interest in CB Bradley Roby a few years ago before the Broncos took him.

Last we heard, Mike Klis of 9News reported that the Broncos reached out to the Eagles regarding Bradford. However, Klis added the Eagles’ asking price is too high for the Broncos at this point in time.

The Broncos are one of a few teams still in need of a quarterback, but it’s become clear that they’re unwilling to overpay for any of the available options including Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer or Colin Kaepernick in a trade. This may, however, change once the draft has passed.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that Bradford informed the Eagles that he wants to be traded and has no plans to show up for their offseason program.

Eagles executive VP Howie Roseman told reporters that they still view Bradford as their starting quarterback, even though he’s requested a trade and they’re prepared to take a quarterback at No. 2 overall.

As of now, Philadelphia has yet to give Bradford and his agent permission to seek a trade, but it appears as though they’re at least willing to listen to potential offers for him.

During an interview with Sirius XM NFL RadioTom Condon, the agent for Bradford, said that his client “wants to play somewhere where he’s going to stay for a long time if he plays well.

Condon added that Eagles’ players “would understand he’s a short-term guy even if he plays well” now that they plan to draft a quarterback at No. 2 overall, per Alex Marvez.

Sam wants to be the guy. He does not view himself as a stop-gap quarterback,” Condon added.

Bradford, 28, signed a two-year, $36 million contract that included $26 million guaranteed with the Eagles over a month ago. He stands to make base salaries of $7 million and $13 million over the next two years.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading would free up just $1.5 million in available cap space while creating a staggering $11 million in dead money.

In 2015, Bradford appeared in 14 games for the Eagles and threw for 3,725 yards while completing 65 percent of his passes to go along with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

We’ll have more regarding a potential Bradford trade as the news is available.