When Chip Kelly popped up behind a podium for a surprise press conference the day that the Eagles officially announced they’d acquired Sam Bradford, he told the gathered media that a team had offered him a first round pick for Bradford that very morning. Many people called bullshit on this, but Chip wasn’t lying. As Adam Caplan reported, the Cleveland Browns offered the #19 pick for Sam Bradford. Chip said no.
Y U no, Chip? Y U no?
This means one of quite a few things, the simplest being that Chip actually thinks Sam Bradford is his quarterback. Assuming that’s not the case, there are a few other options. Either Chip didn’t think #19 and #20 were enough to move up (potentially as high as #2) to get Mariota, Chip wants to wait on Cleveland and see if they instead offer the #12 pick they also own for Bradford (which Chip could use to move up or just use), or Chip is waiting on another suitor to get something better in return for Bradford. Of course, Chip said Bradford is there to stay (for now, in so many words) and he’s a quarterback they’re excited about. But they’ve got to be more excited about the prospect of Mariota, right?
This will be a (non)move we regret… This bozo, Bradford, won’t contribute anything positive. 5 years and he has produced nothing special in recent 4 of them. How is this actually a thing?
It would be stupid to trade up and give up so much for Mariota when there are so many holes to fill on this team!
Now, I’d trade him for 2 picks. #19 and a second round pick. I’m not sold on Bradford being “chips guy” but It would take some serious shit to claw from #20 to #1-2 to get Mariota. I don’t see him doing what it would take as it would be incredibly stupid.
20, 12 (from Cleveland) and next years 1 would get it done. Guaranteed. The only issue with that is, if Bradford plays 16 games for the Browns, the Eagles have to give the Rams their 2 next year, and you’re stuck with your first pick being in round 3 next year. That’s tough.
Anyone have the slightest idea what Chip is doing? I sure as shit don’t. If Bradford isn’t Chips QB, they damn sure did a great job of selling us that he is. I don’t think they deal Bradford, but at this point who the hell knows…
Are there any other caveats to this? Did Chip counter with Bradford for the 12th pick? Were there any talks past the initial offer? Are there still talks?
Can’t wait until the draft is over so the speculation can go away and we can get a clear vision of what the hell this team will look like next year.
I think that conditional 2nd round pick they threw in was a wait and see w/ St. Louis. If Mariota falls to 10, they may work w/ Birds.
I’M GLAD HE DIDN’T MAKE THIS MOVE. BRADFORD IS GOING TO HAVE A BOUNCE BACK YEAR, MVP LIKE YEAR. HIM AND MURRAY WILL BE UNSTOPPABLE AND LEAD THE EAGLES TO THE SUPERBOWL. E-A-G-L-E-S
HEY GUYS, SOMEONE STOLE MY NICKNAME. IM THE REAL BRIANDAWKINS#20. WELL, NOT THE REAL BRIAN DAWKINS BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
I STILL THINK WE ARE GOING TO GET MARIOTTA BUT IF WE DONT, THIS GUY IS RIGHT THAT BRADFORD WILL LEAD US TO THE SUPER BOWL! I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD HIGH FIVE THIS OTHE RME FOR BEING RIGHT! HA HA.
I have been in a battle with John Kincaide on Twitter for him saying he was 100% sure Chip was not offered a #1. He is still denying it and that the Rams were offered #1
This is fascinating!!! Please let us know the outcome..
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The Cleveland Browns are the Phillies of the NFL. Wasted a #1 pick (and tons of money) on that schmoe Manzel, and now they still need a QB. Maybe Donovan McNabb is available?
I am always available and remember, FIVE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!
I pronounces it figh. Like high. Us blacks can’t say words wiff a “v” in it. Ones that end wiff “th” eever!
The Eagles got smoked in This deal. Foles right now is better than Bradford and the Eagles should of gotten the second Rd pick not giving it to the rams in this deal
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its Hard to Remain Cool With all of this Happend My Biggest Fear This Will Turn Out to Be the Dream team Part 2 I Hate To Think that But Cant help but to Feel that way This talk about getting mariota Its Getting on my last nerve Its Been Three Years We Cant address the Fucking safety Prosition fans Have seen how important it is To Have a Good Safety in the BackField But Instead It Not Address It Continues To Get Expose Its Sickening to watch And All of these moves Last week Some People have a right to debate it Or a bissness stand point It Could Be understood Whatever the Case This is all on Kelly No More Excuses So Please Spare me with Chip we trust
Your random capitalization, lack of punctuation and butchering of the English language amuses me. Thanks.
Ant, like you I loved Kolb in college and watched a ton of his games and know that this is the guy that will bring us multiple Lombardi Trophys.
Anyone else think the girl on the bottom right in the picture resembles Alexandra Daddario from True Detective? That was the only thing I took away from this post…sorry Jim.
At this point in the year, Chip has everybody (including other teams) wondering what he’s up to. How can that be a bad thing heading into the draft? Evaluating where the Birds are right now is a waste of time.
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