How Sam Bradford Wrecked His Reputation, and How He Can Fix It

May 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you want to make the entire football world hate you, here's a step-by-step guide: 
Step 1. Have a lackluster season, the latest in a disappointing career.
Step 2. Sign an eight-figure contract.
Step 3. Complain about having to fight to keep your job before your bonus check even direct deposits.
Come to think of it, that's a great way to make anyone in any profession hate you.
Sam Bradford stuffed his reputation down a garbage disposal over the last three weeks, then poured some kerosene down the drain, lit a match and blew up the neighborhood plumbing system. The oft-injured journeyman with a 25-37-1 career record demanded a trade after the Eagles moved up in the draft to select rookie challenger/likely replacement Carson Wentz, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bradford held out of OTAs for a week. There were retirement whispers. At one point, Bradford reportedly stopped answering his phone when Eagles coach Doug Pederson called him: 

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