Searching For the Bradford Market

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco

At the center of the Eagles quarterback debate lies a question that has been asked countless times on the radio and in pubs alike since the uncertainty set in: If not Sam Bradford, who?

While not quite as popular, there’s another important question for all parties to consider as they choose their respective stances heading into negotiations and the new league year: If not Philly, where?

It is widely assumed that Bradford will have suitors if allowed to hit free agency given the lack of quality quarterback options on planet Earth and the the number of teams that are in need. Perhaps that proves true. But after heading out in search of some clarity on where that demand lies, we came back with the conclusion that the market for Bradford is a bit murky at the moment and may take time to develop — assuming it develops at all.

The three teams most frequently mentioned as possible options for Bradford seem to be the Browns, Texans and 49ers — the first two because of their obvious need for an upgrade, and the last because of the Chip Kelly connection. To try and get a feel for how real the interest might be, we spoke with three of the best covering those respective teams — Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle and former Eagles scout John Middlekauff (whose time in Philly overlapped with Kelly’s), now covering the Niners and Bay Area sports for 95.7 The Game. Here’s what they had to say:

HOUSTON

The Texans seem like an ideal destination: the team has some pieces in place but is in desperate need of a QB to turn into legitimate contenders; and while it’s not quite Oklahoma City, Houston’s a market that Bradford might feel really comfortable playing in.

McClain, though, doesn’t see the Texans going down that road.

“They want to draft [a quarterback] in the first round. They’re tired of using retreads. They played five this year, started four. Last year they played four and started three. So they need a quarterback, and they want one that they can develop,” he said.

“Nobody is saying anything publicly except [owner] Bob McNair. Three times he’s talked about, ‘We need a quarterback. We need to draft a quarterback.’…They have not ruled out anybody but I don’t think they’re going to be signing or trading for a veteran unless they determine the quarterbacks that they would have a shot at [in the draft] are going to be too pricey to get.”

The Texans hold the No. 22 overall pick. While they would likely need to trade up to get one of the consensus top three (Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch), they’d be in fine position theoretically to grab another potential target.

“I think Christian Hackenberg is going to end up being reunited with [former Penn State coach] Bill O’Brien. I think that’s going to be their quarterback,” said McClain. “I think O’Brien loves the guy. I don’t know that, but I just think he does based on what I’ve heard.

“People that think Bradford is coming here, chances are they’re going to be mistaken.”

CLEVELAND

The Browns are a bit of a wild card.

They had interest in trading for Bradford last season, but that’s when former general manager Ray Farmer was calling the shots. Now it’s executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown. While Brown has the control, new head coach Hue Jackson‘s opinion is expected to hold significant weight.

Jackson was aggressive when it came to the QB position while head coach of the Raiders, dealing a first-rounder and a conditional second for Carson Palmer after Jason Campbell went down with an injury.

Here, the organization is in a position where it can potentially pair Jackson with a veteran like Bradford, or use the No. 2 overall pick on the quarterback of their choice.

“I think they are going to be open to anything,” said Cabot. “They’ll look at all their options, they’ll explore everything. I ultimately do think they’ll use that No. 2 pick on a quarterback but they’ll explore all their options and it looks like there may be some decent ones, including Sam.

“I think they will do their due diligence on all the available free-agent quarterbacks and if they think one of them can be their guy, they will seriously weigh that against using the number 2 pick on a guy.”

49ERS

A whole lot of balls in the air here. The first thing San Fran needs to do is decide how to proceed with Colin Kaepernick. Many assume that he’ll remain on the roster given the potential scheme fit with Kelly, but Middlekauff is not so sure.

“The consensus from everything I’ve heard and people in the loop and most reporters around here, is that it would be an upset if [Kaepernick] would come back,” said Middlekauff, explaining that there is already some pre-existing tension between the front office and Kaepernick that might be hard to overcome. Even if Kelly wants him, general manager Trent Baalke might feel differently and he’s believed to be the one with the control.

Still, Kelly’s opinion as head coach will obviously carry some sway. Would he want to make a reunion happen with Bradford?

“The major unknown in San Francisco right now is the dynamic between Baalke and Chip. Clearly they’ve got to placate a little to [Kelly] but Baalke still has the power over the roster. I would say it would be a 50-50 chance  [of the Niners pursuing Bradford] but I had heard towards the end of the season that Chip wasn’t that high on him,” said Middlekauff.

“In theory because he’s accurate he fits Chip’s offense but you’ve gotta have a guy with some athletic ability that’s a threat to run to truly run that offense. It’s clear that [Bradford’s] a sitting duck back there and is not going to run. So does it really even make that much sense? Or are you better off just trying to draft a guy at No. 7 and keeping Blaine Gabbert, who is a much better athlete than Sam?”

Kaepernick’s departure from San Francisco would only be a good thing for Bradford if it opened up a spot for him with the Niners. Otherwise it puts a high-profile player into the mix for some of the available jobs across the league.

Are there other potential landing spots for Bradford? Maybe. The Jets could have an opening, but many believe they’ll end up bringing Ryan Fitzpatrick back (and could have interest in Kaepernick).Would the Rams really go down that road again? Buffalo could be a possibility, though Rex Ryan said Tyrod Taylor will be the starter to open 2016. Washington? Despite talks cooling with Kirk Cousins for the moment, he’s expected back in D.C. one way or the other. Denver is at least a little interesting. The Broncos might use their franchise tag on Von Miller, which means they can’t apply it to Brock Osweiler. In theory, Osweiler could shake loose and Denver might find a veteran like Bradford appealing to pair with its lights-out defense. But the cards need to come out the right way.

And that’s really the theme here. Houston might have to strike out in the draft before setting its sights on Bradford. Cleveland would have to determine that he is a more desirable option than Goff or Wentz. Kelly and Baalke would need to decide to part with Kaepernick and agree that Bradford was the man to replace him with. The list goes on.

It could break Bradford’s way, but it also seems possible that he’ll look around and find no team willing to dig deep into its pockets for his services — at least initially. Instead, he might be looking at short-term deals at a lower price point for teams trying to hedge their bets.

If that’s the case, the Eagles could seem like a pretty appealing option all of a sudden, and leverage would swing in their favor.

This is a risky play for the Eagles nevertheless if Bradford is the preferred quarterback. While you can do your best to predict what other teams are thinking, you can never be 100 percent sure. And it only takes one. Allow a competent QB to get to free agency, and it’s altogether possible that someone scoops him up.

But there’s a case to be made that Bradford’s market will not be all that robust, which could be factoring into the Eagles’ apparent decision to keep the franchise tag in their pocket.

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  • Bullwinkle

    Excellent article backed by good research. I can’t imagine that a team would think Bradford is the answer for them and would be willing to part with tens of millions to get him, when the team he is playing for and knows him best does not appear ready to make a commitment to him.

    • Kev_H

      He’s the guy determined to test the waters.

    • Critias

      I’m not sure that’s fair. When teams change coaches and philosophies, oftentimes good players simply don’t fit. It’s not necessarily about them as players. And sometimes personalities don’t mesh, and moving on is best for everyone. Like Corey Dillon and CIN. It’s dangerous to extrapolate. If you’re the GM of a team, you need to decide what’s best for your team.

  • JosephR2225

    Letting him hit the market in the first place would speak volumes, wouldn’t it? I can’t imagine a situation in which they really wanted Sam Bradford back but let him hit the open market because they would only pay $16M or so versus the $20M or so it would cost to franchise him.

    • Philonious

      Maybe Condon is way off the reservation and they want to let market decide?

    • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

      For the cap hits associated with bringing him back at the desired price vs the cap hit, it makes sense. Year 1 cap hit something like $10mil vs $19mil if you tag and can’t work a deal. Given the impasse they’re likely at price wise, letting him test is about the only move.

      • JosephR2225

        Okay, but can you imagine a team letting a guy they believe in at the most important position in sports hit the open market and risk losing him altogether over a year 1 cap hit?

        • Kev_H

          I don’t think anyone believes in him that much and I don’t think it makes sense to keep him under duress. How can that turn out well?

        • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

          Yeah. I can, especially when it’s likely heavily agent driven.

    • Critias

      Not necessarily… they let Brandon Graham hit the market last offseason, before signing him.

      • JosephR2225

        Fair point, but QBs are a different animal. You lose a mid-tier DE/OLB you like to Free Agency, c’est la vie. You lose a QB you like? That just doesn’t happen. That’s why the Ravens let pretty much everybody get to FA, but made sure to sign Flacco to a mega-deal.

  • myeagles_need_OL

    Houston would be foolish not to make a run for Bradford or Osweiler

    • JosephR2225

      Yeah, I don’t get that logic either. I think they may be overestimating the length of time windows stay open in the NFL.

      • myeagles_need_OL

        I know they spent 2#2’s on Slob, but seriously. They haven’t invested a pick higher than 3 in a QB since Carr.
        Every year they are taking other talent. They haven’t even tried to get a top quality QB.

      • Kev_H

        Writer just blowing smoke to help out the cause.

    • dislikedisqus

      Agree. They are a QB away from being elite. I’d be shocked if thy settled for the 5th rated QB in the draft, and no one else. More likely, they’ll take Hackenberg in Round 2 and look to someone like Bradford as a bridge for 2 years or do.

  • Dominik

    Great write up, Tim. Even though we’re not that much smarter than before, but that’s not your fault, obviously.

    Anybody has a feel for the Texans cap situation? According to Over the Cap, they should have money to spend

    http://overthecap.com/salary-cap/houston-texans

    Especially since Foster won’t be under contract for that cap hit. It will be a pay cut or a cut.

    But I don’t have much info about important FA etc. for them. I do think Hopkins wants an extension and could threat to hold out. He has A LOT of leverage. Cap space could be kind of the deciding factor, if you look at where they pick in the Draft. Maybe BoB wants Hackenberg, but is the owner OK with that? Plus, BoB and Chip are pretty close, so maybe BoB will fall in love with what Chip tells him (or maybe not…)

    Browns I think will just use their #2. New HC, high pick, QB – makes way too much sense, especially since they will get the best QB available, if there won’t be a trade up to #1. And who would have picks and the interest in the #1 overall to get that done? Maybe the 49ers, but other than that?

    49ers is another wild card indeed.

    • Philonious

      I think HOU has to sign 3 of 5 starting OL, which should cut into their cap a little. Plus sounds like O’Brien wants Hack.

    • peteike

      are we allowed to make jokes about niners picking Oregon guys or is that just not right considering all the defending of it we did

      • OldDocNewSeason

        A degree of hypocrisy is essential in sports fandom.

        Have at it, I say.

  • PhillySouth

    I always love the, “He’s not good enough for us, but he’s still good enough to start for someone else…” scenarios. Or is it the Eagles may not be able to work a deal even though he’s worth it? So many spins…..getting dizzy.

    • aub32

      From what I hear he’s just not good for what Pederson wants to do. Bradford thrives in a spread system. Pederson doesn’t run a spread offense. He’s a west coast guy. So getting Bradford out of here might be the best option.

      • JosephR2225

        Where did you hear that? Just curious, because I figure if any offense was going to fit Bradford, the mostly-underneath routes, screens and two two-TE type plays they ran in KC would be it, and I hadn’t heard the same thing.

        Also I’m not sure where we get Bradford thriving in a spread system. As far as I can tell he hasn’t thrived in any system.

        • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

          Ran spread in college. Had arguably his best year here in a spread. While I agree that I think he’ll fit Pederson’s O, Aub is correct in that his best has come mostly from spread systems.

          • JosephR2225

            I think it’s fair to say he’s been his most successful in spread systems. I don’t think it’s fair to extrapolate that to him not being a fit in other systems.

            And I’m not doubting that aub heard that case made, I’m just curious to hear it myself. I think if you look at Bradford’s skill set, it certainly could fit a spread, but I think a WCO would be up there as well.

          • OldDocNewSeason

            I think his skill-set (such as it is) translates well to a WCO.

            I’m not sure if he’d appreciate the comparison, but he’s operated a lot like Alex Smith at times, at least in terms of the throws he was being asked to make, and that’s obviously someone who DP has some experience with.

          • JosephR2225

            Smith is the apt comparison, I would think, obviously without the athleticism but with a better arm. That’s why it surprised me that someone would make the case he is fit for a spread but not a WCO.

          • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

            Again, I agree the skill set fits. But I don’t understand why it’s unfair to say his best times were in a spread. Is there evidence to the contrary?

          • JosephR2225

            No, I wouldn’t disagree with that. The bit about “just not good for what Pederson wants to do” was the part that gave me pause.

          • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

            Understood. And agreed.

      • PhillySouth

        Funny how he isn’t “built” for Chip’s offense, yet Chip brought him here. Now is part of speculation that he could still be of interest to S.F.

    • JosephR2225

      Isn’t the “he’s not good enough for someone else, but he’s still good enough to start for us” the logic that got him here in the first place?

  • OldDocNewSeason

    Wasn’t there a story last year that Bradford would have been unwilling to sign a long-term deal with CLE if he were traded there?

    If true, that would surely dampen any potential interest from them.

    From Bradford’s perspective, HOU or DEN would probably be the best options but not sure how seriously they would look at him.

    • Philonious

      Yeah, but new coach may change that.

    • Eagles1018 SIGHHHHHHHHHHH

      I have a friend that’s a Browns fan and his exact words were “F*ck Bradford he can go to He\…”

      So yea I don’t think Bradford wants to be in Cleveland

      • peteike

        if thats what Browns fans think, then thats exactly where he’ll end up

      • botto

        the fans run the FO now too?

        • Eagles1018 SIGHHHHHHHHHHH

          Don’t we run ours?

          But seriously he was saying that because it was reported Bradford would not sign a multi year deal with the Browns. He’s basically saying that since Bradford doesn’t want to play for his team….why am I explaining this?

          • botto

            good question.
            I hear ya

      • DoctorRick

        Hell and Cleveland seem pretty similar from a QB’s point of view.

    • Kev_H

      Bradford was unwilling to sign a long term deal anywhere last year. That’s what made him available and allowed the Rams to see if there was a sucker alive who would deal for a guy heading to free agency.

      • OldDocNewSeason

        The rumour at the time was specifically that he had no desire to go to CLE. He wouldn’t sign a long term deal to stay there then or ever.

        It was definitely more “Sam thinks Jannik Noah was right” rather than “Sam doesn’t want to sign a long term deal anywhere”.

      • botto

        and the birds were looking for a sucker to take foles gold

        • OldDocNewSeason

          27/2!

          Left the field with the lead!

          CANTON BABY!

          • Critias

            His stuff is already in Canton. :-)

          • OldDocNewSeason

            Where a man puts his stuff is his own business.

          • Critias

            True enough! But I think his helmet and cleats are in Canton already.

          • botto

            these things are true. left the field with the lead.

          • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

            He’s already there!

  • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

    Tim read the last post’s comment section.

    • myeagles_need_OL

      #bossy

    • OldDocNewSeason

      He could never have written all that so quickly.

      Think before you snipe.

  • http://www.damokleez.com/ EaglefaninAZ

    Good article. Thanks.

  • Token

    February 18, 2016

    Even more for Howie to do. O joy.

    • Willie Beamen keep em screamin
    • B-West

      Howie has already annoyed and ran off a member of the scouting staff? I kid, I kid.

    • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

      Thank God he has Kiper & McShay to lean on.

      • peteike

        seriously, are we bracing for the old “who’s that” early round picks when they announce the names

        • B-West

          If you buy the 2012/Howie theory, that was all known kids from big schools that went about where they were supposed to. He didn’t get cute until round 7 with Bryce, and that paid off pretty well.

          • peteike

            all the Howie reading between the lines is so tired at this point. I dont buy too much of his stock myself. I dont hate him and understand the draft has more misses than hits so Ill just wait n see. Losing or not having scouts though or a solid system/team in place cant be a good thing at this stage

          • B-West

            I’m pretty much right there with you on that line of thinking. I’m actually glad that it is totally clear that Howie has the reigns. Enough of trying to parse who did what. This is Howie’s tenure. Do something good with it or get out.

          • peteike

            ya agree except a bit perturbed were doing it again after what happened with Chip. Even though it wasnt Howie at all, I would have thought after handing Chip the reigns, going back to a traditional structure would have been the smart way to go.

          • Basscase

            I’m really hoping this is the case (for clarity’s sake, at least), but the built-in excuses of “Chip screwed this team” and “Tom Donahoe had more than a hand in this” are all waiting right there.

          • DoctorRick

            Yes, this is Howie’s year. Good or bad.

          • OldDocNewSeason

            He’s got the built-in excuse already of not having his staff in place because they just fired Chip. Which is insane, because he hired Chip and would have had a huge hand in deciding the timescales of his firing and DP’s subsequent hiring.

            But for whatever reason accountability doesn’t seem to stretch to Howie. I genuinely hope he proves me wrong but the number of people who hated working with him is large and the Eagles’ record during his tenure is distinctly average.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC

            Howie and Sam get infinite chances. Turns out Lurie thought “voluminous” meant “non-existent.”

          • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

            Thank you for prefacing. I don’t buy it.

        • All In Eagles

          Marcus Smith’s brother is projected as a 4th rounder this year, first name off the board for Philly is? : |

      • Beta20

        Don’t forget about Jaws and his binders. Wonder how many of his QB analysis pages were needed for him to conclude that Kaep was going to be one of the greatest QBs EVER in the NFL.

    • DoctorRick

      Wow. Pieces continue to fall off here and there.
      Maybe we should actually tank this year, as some have suggested, to get through this season to next years draft with high picks.
      Not serious, but this is definitely going to be a rebuilding year, regardless.

      • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

        Doesn’t matter if there isn’t a GM people can actually stand working with/for.

      • botto

        we been rebuilding since 2008

    • hillbillybirdsfan

      It’s okay. I heard that his recommendations were not very successful #voluminousnotes

    • Kelce’s Beard, O.G.

      scouting “coordination” is done. the guy had nothing left to do but read walter football. and if he was hired in 2014, Howie probably spazzed when he saw his portfolio today and realized it was all Chip guys

      but seriously, their work is done now. coaches are looking at the scouting work and doing their “final cuts”, before Howie starts working board magic

  • Eagles1018 SIGHHHHHHHHHHH

    After reading this (and assuming the Eagles do want to keep Bradford) I don’t mind that they’re slow playing it on a new deal. Drive the price down. I don’t mind them bringing in a stop gap guy if they don’t believe in him either. Bring in a Chase Daniel and draft a guy high to build the future around. I like Bradford, I’d love to have him back but not at anything above 16 million per year. That’s my hard number because to have a successful team you gotta pay multiple people. And Fletcher Cox is the main guy that needs to be paid IMO. I’m actually more frustrated his deal hasn’t been done yet

  • peteike

    Id over pay for Ossweiler. His ceiling is really high imo and he’s already shown something, thats more than 90% of the options out there. I guess the fear is the long term deal so just over pay for a 5 yr front loaded with chance to get out later. Hes tall, good arm, really athletic for his size, didnt make dumb mistakes. Doubt Denver lets that happen but if they do tag Von, it allows teams to bid for him right.

    • Beta20

      If Osweiler and Bradford agreed to the exact same contract, who do you choose? Read a report from a Denver rag that Osweiler might be tempted to go to a team that might offer more money than Denver such as the Eagles. Wonder who the better value will be when all is said and done.

  • cloisterwater

    I hear that JosephR2225 guy is advocating that the Eagles make a strong push for Kaepernick.

  • Critias

    Why do you attribute the pursuit and subsequent trade for Carson Palmer to Hue Jackson…? I would not think that the Raiders would let a head coach make such decisions.

  • cliff-Partying w/ Dez’ Monkey

    Sam….Isn’t it weird, though, when you are qb of Eagles and all your dreams and hopes go right out the window.
    .
    Eagles Fans…What changed for you? What went out the window? You do everything exactly the same.
    .
    Sam…No, I love it in Philly. But say before you’re Eagles QB and you want to live in Houston for a year. You can do it.
    .
    Eagles Fans…You want to go to Houston? Go to Houston! Seriously.
    .
    Sam…Do you want to pay me like Houston?
    .
    Eagles Fans…No. You can go.

    • Rockedupeaglesfan

      You watching Knocked up Cliff?

  • Beta20

    Who is Seantavius Jones?
    Is he automatically WR#4?
    Is he practice squad material?

  • Chip Off the Ol’ Blocker

    We’re now in the running for coolest WR names. Welcome Xavier and Seantavius

    • Kelce’s Beard, O.G.

      sure beats Jordan, Nelson, and Josh

  • dislikedisqus

    CLE and CHip will find their QB in the draft. DEN will re-sign Osweiler. It will be HOU and the Eagles bidding for Sam Bradford (assuming Eagles are smart enough to do so). Hou may draft Hackenberg but he is not NFL ready, more a developmental guy so they will want a decent guy to bridge to what they think is Hackenberg’s arrival.

  • Critias

    Two 6’3″, 200 lb WRs signed today… interesting.

  • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

    Stephen Tulloch a FA.

    • Critias

      31 yrs old… I dunno…

      • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

        Ah, I hadn’t checked his age. Just know there’s a connection with the Schwartz.

        • Critias

          He was a beast, but I don’t know if he still is. Might be worth looking at, assuming he’s healthy (haven’t followed closely).

          • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

            Believe he’s had a recent injury or two.

          • Critias

            Oh God, tore his ACL in 2014 while doing a celebration dance?!??! Played all games in 2015, though.

            Returning from a torn ACL, Tulloch started all 16 games in 2015, playing 737 snaps in his age-30 season. Tulloch turned 31 last month. Tulloch has always been a tackling machine, but was no longer a three-down player last season. He’ll likely be limited to low-base, incentive-laden offers in free agency.

            — from Rotoworld

          • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

            That’s right! Haha I couldn’t remember if that was him or not.

          • Critias

            I totally forgot myself.

    • Kelce’s Beard, O.G.

      at this point, I’d rather Goode. he’s like anquan, 2-3 years too late for me

      • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

        Anquan was the best WR on a SB team at, what, 32?

        • Kelce’s Beard, O.G.

          yea, and if I remember right, that was right after we spent all spring/summer wishing he was here.

          oh well. what could have been. he was one of my favorites, class act. and the dude broke his face

          • I Can’t Find My Puffy Coat

            Yeah, would’ve been huge for this team. Boldin >>> Cooper.

          • http://www.damokleez.com/ EaglefaninAZ

            No way. Coop the best blocker easily.

    • peteike

      They also released some safety?

    • OldDocNewSeason

      Is there still anything there? Didn’t see much of DET last year but he seems to have had injury/performance issues lately.

      No issue with him as New Mufasa but doubt he can offer much in live action.

  • TimKerrForPresident

    Just realized it has been nearly 26 years since Hank Gathers passed away. Was thinking about Philly basketball. Man, that Dobbins team was something else with Hank and Bo.

  • Cheesesteak

    How lame is it if Chip went to all that trouble to get Sam and now wouldn’t take him if Bradford becomes a FA and 9ers needed a qb?

    • glngarryglnross

      why lame? He took a shot knowing Foles sucks. It didnt work out. Why would he repeat the error if he already got his answer?

      • Cheesesteak

        Just lame that he screwed this team and didn’t know what he was doing

        • glngarryglnross

          he didnt “screw” the team. They took a shot on Bradford. Everyone knew the risks involved. It was a chance. He was correct at spotting that Foles wasnt any good. Thought they could resurrect Bradford. However he isnt good enough. I dont see the problem. No risk, no rewards. Still have to find a franchise QB.

  • I swoop therefore I am…Eagle

    I feel bad for ol Sanchize. His name isn’t even mentioned when asking, if not Bradford then who?

  • freewilly21055

    If I was Howie Roseman I’d be interested in going after Osweiler and letting Bradford go. Not sure how the numbers compare, but Osweiler’s got to be available at a lot less than $18 million per year, and he fits the profile of a young guy Doug Pederson can develop without being a completely raw rookie. If they can get him as their starter it allows them to draft another QB in the 3rd round and use their top pick for a stud OL, or a deep threat WR, or maybe a safety.

    • the DONALD

      whos going to QB the Broncos?

  • Jhandi

    ‘but I had heard towards the end of the season that Chip wasn’t that high on him[bradford]’

    oh. then why the F*CK did he bring him to the eagles in the first place? god that guy is a head case. I can’t wait to see him fail. 49ers have no one on that team.

    sincerely,
    bitter eagles ex-kelly fan

  • yup

    This one is easy. Howie is not interested in Chip’s QB. Keep him and you admit Chip was right. Win with him and you get to hear about how smart Chip was for trading for him. They sign Chase Daniel for back-up money and name him starter. Classic Howie. Salary cap championship move. Howie will always prefer an economic win to one on the football field.