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Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford Seeks Trade Amid Draft Drama

The 2016 NFL Draft may not officially start until Thursday, but Philadelphia’s draft plans are already rubbing a key Eagles player the wrong way. After securing the No. 2 draft pick via a trade with the Cleveland Browns, the Eagles made it clear that they were planning to draft a quarterback in the first round -- either Jared Goff of Cal or Carson Wentz of North Dakota State (basically, whoever is left over after the Los Angeles Rams make the first pick of the night). The move appears to be part of head coach Doug Pederson’s long-term plan as he reorganizes following the dismissal of head coach Chip Kelly. However, while this plan may be good for the team’s long-term prospects, it also puts current starting quarterback Sam Bradford in the awkward position of being a starter for a team that apparently has no long-term plans for him. Have you made your plans for the upcoming 2016 football season? Make sure you always have a seat at Lincoln Financial Field this year with a discount Philadelphia Eagles SBL from PSL Source! An Eagles SBL secures your right to purchase Philadelphia Eagles season tickets at face value. And don’t forget to check out our Eagles parking pass options for lots at and around Lincoln Financial Field.

Bradford has made no secret of his displeasure with the Eagles’ draft plans. According to a recent report from ESPN, Bradford has informed the team that he wants to be traded. He also announced that he wouldn’t be attending the team’s voluntary workouts this offseason. However, regardless of how Bradford feels about essentially being a stopgap measure for the Eagles, he may have little choice but to continue playing for the team as a lame duck starter. The starting quarterback signed a two-year contract with Philadelphia this March and the Eagles have reportedly denied his request to be traded. Of course, all this could change before the start of the 2016 season, but as it stands now, it looks like Bradford will remain with the Eagles for at least one more season as they develop their next quarterback of the future. Either way, Bradford has more motivation than ever to play his best in the upcoming season in order to maintain his appeal to other teams.