April 27, 2016
On Monday, Sam Bradford's agent, Tom Condon, appeared on Sirius XM radio and went on a four-minute nonsensical rant about his unhappiness with the Eagles for trading up to the No. 2-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
On Tuesday, Condon continued his "trade Bradford" campaign when he spoke with Sal Paolantonio of ESPN, and said that "it would have been nice" if the Eagles revealed to Bradford that they were trading up.
"As they were making this plan, it would have been nice if they had told him about it," said Condon, who said that he re-iterated to Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman in a recent phone conversation that Bradford wants out of Philadelphia.
From the Eagles' perspective, that approach would have made no sense whatsoever. To begin, telling anyone at all about your plans to move up can compromise the ability to get a deal done at the best possible price.
Furthermore, if the Eagles had told Bradford they were trying to move up and then couldn't, then their starting quarterback would already know the Eagles were trying to replace him. In that scenario, there's a decent chance the Eagles and Bradford would still be in the situation they're in presently anyway.
Eight days ago, Bradford was questioned if he had asked the Eagles' front office about their draft plans. At the time, he seemed to be singing a different tune. "I think that's a little above my pay grade," he said. "Those guys make decisions no matter what we players think they should do."
The level with which Condon and Bradford believe they are entitled to special treatment is mind-blowing. Apparently, the nexus of the universe is a guy with a 25-37-1 career record.