CAN you trust Sam Bradford not to sabotage Carson Wentz? You have a rookie QB who is about to be mentored by the guy who was alienated by the drafting of said rookie. Knowing full well that Bradford doesn’t want the kid to unseat him, how do you trust Bradford to help mold Wentz into a successful NFL QB?
How can the Eagles expect Bradford to not try to hold Wentz back? You’d have to be a fool to see that this will not be a case of a veteran happily taking a kid under his wing. Knowing this, can you really call Bradford a leader on the team, if he won’t even lead his position?
Odds are that Bradford will be looking to sandbag Wentz every chance he gets. The sooner Wentz is game-ready, the sooner the Eagles will sit Bradford. Bradford knows that. Wentz knows that. We know that. There is no secret here. Bradford had genuine animosity for an idea. Now that the idea has a name and a face, do you think Bradford will suddenly like it better?
Bradford pulled out of voluntary camp and demanded a trade on the suspicion that the Eagles would draft a QB #2 overall. Now that it’s been done, Bradford has no choice but to stick to the guns that he abandoned when he checked it down, and decided to not test the Free Agent market. His options to be a long-term starter are A) be traded; or B) hold this rookie’s career underwater and drown it before it really starts. Understand, it’s the Eagles who are endangering Wentz’s career just by having Bradford around.
I made clear my stance that Sam Bradford shouldn’t be coming back. I even went as far as to say that he wouldn’t be coming back. But GM Howie Roseman apparently knows more than I do, so Bradford is back, on a contract he was never worth. There was no logical reason to bring him back here, and now it seems as if he is in a position to hurt the Eagles in the long-term.
Meanwhile, word is that the Eagles want more than 2 second round picks for Bradford. Since no team seems dumb enough to part with that, we’re ostensibly stuck with him until at least next year. Ask yourself how much damage Bradford could do to Wentz in a year. Think about everything we gave up to get Wentz. Think about the Browns getting better based on our foolishness.
Can you trust Sam Bradford? Can you really?