Sam Bradford’s teammates publicly supported him when he showed up last week in Philadelphia after taking his ball and staying home from previous workouts. He asked to be traded and skipped team activities after the Eagles selected Carson Wentz second overall in the draft.
Apparently, poor Sam needed some “me” time to mend his precious ego. You had to feel for the guy after the Eagles handed him a two-year contract worth $36 million, including $22 million guaranteed. Never mind playoffs. In five years in the NFL, he has never played on a team that finished above .500. The Eagles already named him their starting quarterback for next season, which made little sense. Every player at every position should be competing every season. That’s how it works in professional sports. Bradford has signed contracts worth more than $100 million in his career. He has a 25-37-1 record.
“This guy right here definitely sets a bad tone of what a player should be,” Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett told ESPN.
Athletes wonder why they’re often perceived as spoiled, entitled divas who think the world revolves around them. Bradford is the poster child. Keyword: child.