Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz says does not expect “a lot of tension” with veteran quarterback Sam Bradford.
Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz does not expect “a lot of tension” with veteran quarterback Sam Bradford, he told CSN Philadelphia on Friday.
The Eagles selected Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in last month's NFL draft. Wentz signed his contract Thursday and practiced with his new teammates for the first time Friday.
However, he said he has not yet talked to Bradford, who requested a trade when Philadelphia traded up from the No. 8 pick to draft Wentz. Bradford entered a two-week standoff before returning to the team's off-season workouts Monday.
“Personally, I don’t think there will be a lot of tension,” Wentz said. “People might make it out to be. But I think the coaches and everyone will be on the same page. And I think it will be a good working relationship.”
Bradford re-signed with Philadelphia in March, agreeing to a two-year, $36 million deal. Following the trade for the No. 2 pick, Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said Bradford would remain the team's starting quarterback.
Wentz was a two-year starter at North Dakota State and a member of five FCS national championship teams. Bradford, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, started 14 games for the Eagles last season, his first with the team. He threw for 3,725 yards with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Bradford is expected to speak with the media Tuesday.