The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot of money invested in former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford and they're going to want a big return on their investment should a trade come to fruition. Bradford signed a two-year/$22 million deal with Philly after last season but is now upset over the Eagles trade to get in position to take a quarterback with the second overall pick in this week's NFL draft.
On Monday Bradford notified the Eagles that he wanted to be traded and that he would not be participating in the team's offseason workouts any longer. The problem is going to be in what other teams are going to be willing to pay for a quarterback that went 7-and-7 as a starter last season with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
No one believes in Sam Bradford more than the Sooner Nation does but that won't go anywhere with NFL execs. The Denver Broncos have already inquired but have backed away because the price was too steep. And there's the problem. The Eagles are going to want too much and Bradford hasn't earned the price tag. I wouldn't expect Philadelphia to come down either. In fact, it appears they are going to call Bradford's bluff.
"His agent and Sam know how we feel about him," executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman told Comcast SportsNet on Monday . "These workouts are voluntary. We look forward to seeing Sam again in the near future."