Sam Bradford was holding out because he would have to compete with Carson Wentz for the starting spot in Philly. Well Bradford said he just needed time off.
“I just felt like I needed some time. I could have stayed here, could have continued to work here, but I’m not sure my head really would have been here those two weeks,” Bradford said today, in his first public comments since the drama created by his attempt to orchestrate a trade.
“There’s no promises in this business,” Bradford said. “It wasn’t a long-term deal. It was a two-year deal. I was well aware of that. We talked about that. My goal was to play well for the next two years and create that stability that I talked about for pretty much my whole career. Philadelphia is the place I wanted to be. I wanted to play well for the next two years, create that stability, and then sign a longer-term deal and stay here for the rest of my career.”
“I’m not completely naive,” Bradford said. “If the organization made a move to No. 2, you realize that at some point, it’s not going to be my team.”
“I get it. They have every right to be frustrated,” Bradford said. “I think the only thing I can do going forward is to continue to get better. Go out there on Sundays in September, play good football, win football games and hopefully win them back. I don’t think there’s anything I can say, it’s all about my actions and what I do going forward.”
Bradford does not have to worry though. According to Doug Pederson the teams head coach, Bradford is the starting quarterback for their team.
“My feelings haven’t changed,” Pederson said, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “He’s my guy. He’s the No. 1 guy. I just want him to embrace that. … I expect Sam to not look over his shoulder. I expect Sam to look forward. … That is the message I gave him.”