Data Scout Notes: PManning/PMaxwell/PWCamp/PO'Brien/PreOPOYMedia/P1stM/OPOY, 1st team
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Quarterback Sam Bradford -- An obvious choice. Now the face of the franchise, Bradford will be expected to excel for the next decade.
A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 1/1 -- Sam Bradford, QB, 6-4, 236, Oklahoma: Once Bradford showed he was recovered from shoulder surgery, there wasn't much doubt he would be the Rams' pick. Now, they just have to work hard to put a good team behind him. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout *Sam Bradford News
04/25/16 - QB Sam Bradford plans to boycott the Philadelphia Eagles and demanded a trade with the expectation the franchise intends to draft its quarterback of the future with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday.
The Eagles signed Bradford to a two-year, $36 million contract in March and after hiring Doug Pederson to replace Chip Kelly as head coach, brought in backup Chase Daniel with a three-year deal worth up to $21 million.
Bradford, according to acting personnel boss Howie Roseman, remained entrenched as the starter even last week when the Eagles parted with a package of draft picks, including a first-rounder in 2017 and a second-rounder in 2018. That move assured the Eagles one of the top two quarterbacks in the 2016 draft: Cal's Jared Goff or Carson Wentz from North Dakota State.
It also seemed to signal the end of any commitment to Bradford, who was acquired via trade from the Rams in 2015.
Bradford was reportedly enflamed by the trade and ESPN reported Monday that his representatives demanded a trade and informed the Eagles that Bradford would not report. Bradford would have $18 million in dead money and a cap hit of $12.5 million in 2016.
There would be interest in Bradford if the Eagles decide to oblige his request, but Daniel, 29, is a career backup with two starts in seven seasons. He attempted only two passes in 2015 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Roseman said last week that part of the attraction to the quarterbacks in the draft was the ideal setup he envisioned with a rookie training behind two experienced veterans.
But if the Denver Broncos are willing to part with the 31st overall pick in the draft for Bradford, the Eagles might just be inclined to talk. The Broncos, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers -- the underlining irony of trading Bradford to a Kelly-run organization would be in play -- have all shown a high level of interest in adding a quarterback this offseason.
03/01/16 - QB Sam Bradford reportedly agreed to a two-year, $36 million contract with the Eagles on Tuesday (March 1). The deal prevented Bradford from becoming an unrestricted free agent. ESPN reported that the agreement includes $26 million in guaranteed money.
Bradford started 14 games for the Eagles last season. He passed for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2015.
The 28 year old was acquired from the St. Louis Rams before last season in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles and a second-round draft pick in 2016.
Chip Kelly was released as head coach with one game remaining last season, leaving Bradford with an unclear future. However, new coach Doug Pederson referred to Bradford as a "perfect fit" for the offense he plans to install.
Bradford was the first overall pick by the Rams in 2010. He passed for 3,512 yards and 18 touchdowns as a rookie before dealing with injuries in three of the next four seasons.
He twice tore the ACL in his left knee and the second occurrence prompted him to miss the entire 2014 season.
01/04/16 - QB Sam Bradford will be an unrestricted free agent. He said his preference would be to re-sign with the Eagles, but a lot will depend on the identity of the new coach and what kind of offense will be installed.
12/23/15 - QB Sam Bradford was a full practice participant Wednesday. He took several good shots on his injured left shoulder in Sunday's loss to Arizona and had to leave the game for a play at one point. But he seems to be fine and will start Saturday against the Redskins.
12/09/15 - QB Sam Bradford practiced fully Wednesday. Bradford still hasn't completely healed from the sprain to his non-throwing shoulder that he suffered a few weeks ago. But it didn't bother him in Sunday's win over the Patriots.