The Philadelphia Eagles made a bold move on Wednesday, trading up with the Cleveland Browns for the No. 2 overall pick. The belief is they will draft Carson Wentz after the Los Angeles Rams draft Jared goff. Nothing is certain, but that appears to be the general belief.
Now, it appears the move has fired up one of the Eagles current quarterbacks. Adam Schefter reported that Bradford is hot, and not pleased by the trade. According to one of his sources:
"He's hot," said one source. "Who wouldn't be? This is Philly saying, ‘We don't see (you) as long-term answer.' He's mad and wants to show everyone who's best.''
I can understand why Bradford might be annoyed with the move, but considering he only got a two-year deal, I think it's safe to say Philly already made it clear he had a lot to prove. Bradford signed a 2-year, $35 million contract that included an $11 million signing bonus. If they trade him now, they eat that $11 million in dead money this year.
Bill Barnwell broke down some of the numbers, and looked at a trade as a way to clear some 2017 cap space, while swallowing a slightly bitter pill this year. He suggests using Chase Daniel as the short-term starter, and then transitioning over to Carson Wentz (assuming he's the No. 2 pick) in 2017.
If the Eagles did decide to do that, it adds further confusion to a quarterback market that has not been pretty. Brian Hoyer is visiting with the Denver Broncos after meeting with the New York Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick has not been able to work out a deal with the Jets. Oh, and there are the Colin Kaepernick trade rumors. Why not toss Sam Bradford on top of that just to make it a little crazier?