Eagles vice president Howie Roseman said the team will not honor Sam Bradford‘s trade request, per Eliot Shorr-Parks.
In fact, Eagles HC Doug Pederson said neither he nor Roseman have spoken to Bradford since he requested to be traded, per Shorr-Parks.
Despite the team just drafting NDSU QB Carson Wentz, Pederson gave a vote of confidence in Bradford, saying: “We are going forward with Sam Bradford,” via Shorr-Parks.
Pederson also said that he was “open and honest” about the team potentially drafting Wentz, via Shorr-Parks.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier today that the Broncos do not expect the Eagles to trade Bradford to them or any other team.
Additionally, 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 Bradford at this point in time.
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.