According to Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos are apparently not interested in trading with the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford.
As the NFL Draft commences for the 81st time Thursday evening from Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, many have thought that quarterback-needy teams, such as the Denver Broncos, would do what they could to bring in Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford.
Bradford, as of Monday when realizing the Eagles would likely take North Dakota State signal-caller Carson Wentz with the second pick of the draft, which they picked up last week, confirmed he would not be attending any Philadelphia off-season team activities or mini-camps.
The Eagles likely will go with veteran QB Chase Daniel, formerly of the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs in the interim if Bradford is serious about his refusal. As of Monday though, Philadelphia executive vice president Howie Roseman said “Sam Bradford is our starting quarterback.”
It appears Philadelphia is staunchly standing behind their statements as ESPN’s venerated NFL insider Adam Schefter, who was once a reporter with the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, says the Broncos do not expect the Eagles to trade Bradford to them or anyone else for that matter, and that the Broncos are “mulling other QB options.”
How the drama, perpetrated by the one-time Oklahoma star signal-caller whose NFL career has never been what experts thought it would be, plays out in Philadelphia is anyone’s guess but it appears the Broncos will not play a role in its potential fulfillment.
What this means is anyone’s guess as Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway has been tight-lipped concerning just what will happen.
There is no evidence suggesting current San Francisco 49ers signal-caller Colin Kaepernick will be traded to Denver or that the Broncos will even draft a quarterback over the course of the next three days.
It may be that 7-year NFL veteran signal-caller Mark Sanchez, formerly of the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles, is the quarterback Elway sought all along while reports have emerged he is bullish on second-year quarterback Trevor Siemian, who remains a mystery, even to Broncos fans at this stage.
In any event, Elway has proven himself to be successful in the past and he has often done things the critics have scoffed at only to have captured the Lombardi trophy last season. We shall see how all of this plays out moving forward.