QB Sam Bradford hasn’t even taken a snap with the Philadelphia Eagles yet but might be on the move again.
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The Cleveland Browns are reportedly in the mix for some kind of deal with the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire QB Sam Bradford before the start of the NFL draft.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported that the Browns believe they are in a good position to make a trade for Bradford – which lines up with rumors ProFootballTalk reported on recently that the Browns would be a part of a three-way trade with the Eagles and the Tennessee Titans.
Bradford, who the Eagles acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Rams in exchange for QB Nick Foles last month, is coming off a torn ACL he suffered with the Rams in the 2014 pre-season, but would still be a better veteran option for the Browns than recently-acquired QB Josh McCown and recently-released-from-rehab QB Johnny Manziel.
The Browns want Bradford, the Eagles (or more specifically, head coach Chip Kelly) want Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, and the Tennessee Titans want to move down from the No. 2 overall spot and acquire more picks in a draft that lacks elite talents.
The Eagles don’t currently have enough leverage to move up all the way from the 20th overall pick to Tennessee’s No. 2 overall pick – but the Browns do because they have two 1st-round draft picks (one of which they acquired from the Buffalo Bills in last year’s draft). Presumably the Eagles would make a trade with the Browns to give Bradford in exchange for a 1st-round pick, and then package that acquired pick with their own pick (and/or some other players or picks) to trade with the Titans for the No. 2 overall pick in order to draft Marcus Mariota.