Philadelphia — Sam Bradford plans to mentor Carson Wentz and lead the Eagles for as long as they keep him around.
Speaking to reporters for the first time since asking for a trade last month, Bradford had skipped voluntary workouts for a couple of weeks after the Eagles traded up twice and selected Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft.
“I’m not completely naive. At some point it’s not going to be my team,” Bradford said Tuesday. “Until that day comes, I’m going to continue to lead these guys.”
Bradford signed a two-year deal worth $36 million with $22 million guaranteed before the Eagles gave Chase Daniel a three-year, $21-million contract to be the backup quarterback and traded a slew of draft picks to get Wentz.
“My goal was to play well for the next two years and create that stability that I’ve talked about my whole career,” Bradford said. “Philadelphia is the place I wanted to play. … and stay here for the rest of my career.”
Wentz said there’s been “no tension” with Bradford in the quarterback room.
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