The 2015 NFL Draft is just a few days away, and there’s plenty of reason to be excited about the festivities in Chicago if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Here’s our breakdown of everything Eagles fans need to know heading into draft week:
Eagles not showing commitment to Sam Bradford, draft day trade in works?
Philadelphia made a surprising trade for Sam Bradford in March, but they aren't giving him a real commitment as their long-term quarterback, according to ProFootballTalk:
As PFT reported on Wednesday, no meaningful contract talks have occurred between the Eagles and Bradford, who is due to make $12.985 million in 2015, the final year of his pre-wage-scale rookie deal. The Eagles would like to knock down the cap number, and Bradford would like a chance to re-establish himself. While money is a factor, security is, too; Bradford wants any new deal would to ensure that he won’t be shipped to the Browns or elsewhere, especially since a multi-year contract would make Bradford more valuable to a team that would acquire his rights for more than one season.
The absence of a true commitment to Bradford keeps the possibility of another trade in play. Recently, PFT laid out the pieces of a three-way deal that would put Bradford in Cleveland, Mariota (and possibly Johnny Manziel) in Philly, and multiple picks in the pocket of a team that trades out of the top five.
The Eagles possibly could get there by giving up Bradford, the 20th pick in 2015, a first-round pick in 2016, and maybe another pick or two. Whether that amounts tomortgaging the future isn’t known.
Will Chip Kelly "mortgage" future for Marcus Mariota?
The Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly are in a unique position heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, with plenty of NFL pundits half-expecting for the team’s aggressive front office to trade up the draft board in order to land 2014 Heisman Trophy winner (and former Kelly charge) Marcus Mariota.
Former Eagles QB and current Philadelphia Soul owner Ron Jaworski thinks Kelly and the Eagles’ brass should do just that, taking a major risk in hopes of reaping major rewards.
“You have to mortgage your future,” Jaworski on Philly Sports Talk, via CSN Philly. “I know he (Kelly) says he’s not going to, but what mortgage means is you get something now and you pay later. If I’m Chip Kelly, then I would try everything I can (to move up) because that’s the guy you love and believe in.”Back to the Philadelphia Eagles Newsfeed