Eagles say Sam Bradford will remain their starting quarterback

Wednesday April 20th, 2016

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In the wake of their trade for the No. 2 overall pick, the Eagles still appear to be committed to incumbent starting quarterback Sam Bradford.

“Let me be clear, Sam Bradford is our starting quarterback,” Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said Wednesday. “We have told Sam that. We intend to support him, and the moves we made this off-season we believe will give us a chance to compete this season.”

Earlier Wednesday, the Eagles traded the No. 8 pick, a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick to the Browns for the No. 2 pick and a fourth-round pick in next year’s draft. The trade fueled speculation the Eagles would select a quarterback, most likely either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, with their new selection.

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Bradford played in 14 games last season, his first with the Eagles. He completed 65% of his passes for 3,725 yards, with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for an 86.4 passer rating. 

Philadelphia signed Bradford to a two-year deal with $26 million in guaranteed money earlier this month. The NFL Draft beings April 28.

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