ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos do not expect the Eagles to trade QB Sam Bradford to them or any other team.
- With this in mind, Schefter says that the Broncos are moving on and will explore their other options at quarterback.
Last night, an NFL source told Mike Klis of 9News that the Broncos “are in” on Bradford, but the Eagles hadn’t shown much of a willingness to trade Bradford, despite his recent trade request.
Ian Rapoport also reported that Denver had spoken to the Eagles about Bradford, but the talks were “very preliminary” and no compensation was discussed. According to Rapoport, Philadelphia did not appear to be inclined to trade Bardford 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.
In regards to Kaepernick, recent reports have said that he is not expected to be traded during the draft, so it could be until the start of OTAs before trade talks pick up involving him.
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.