Terrell Owens: Sam Bradford's trade request is 'sign of a coward'

It's official: Everyone has now weighed in on Sam Bradford's peculiar decision to demand a trade a month after the Eagles gave him $18 million for 2016 and possibly up to $36 million over the next two years.

TMZ caught up with former Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens, who didn't sugarcoat his opinion of Bradford.

"It's Sam Bradford's job to lose," Owens said, "[but] I think it was not a great move for Sam to want to request a trade being that they were getting a No. 1 pick. If it were me ... that's kind of a sign of a coward, to be honest."

T.O. added, "It shouldn't matter who they're drafting or who's coming in."

But it does, obviously, even though the Eagles want Bradford to be the starter in 2016 while Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick in the draft, gets acclimated to the NFL.

"I want to reiterate our support for Sam Bradford and go back to our statements last week -- that Sam is our starting quarterback," Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said last week. "His agent and Sam know how we feel about him. ... We look forward to seeing Sam again in the near future."

Meanwhile, Bradford's agent, Tom Condon, said that the Eagles should have clued Bradford in on their draft plans. Of course, coach Doug Pederson said Bradford was clued in, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

“[Pederson] told me that he told Bradford and Chase Daniel up front that they were going to draft a quarterback," Paolantonio said the day after the Eagles drafted Wentz. "And they were going to try to nurture him for the future, and they expected Bradford and Daniel to be part of that, but that this year Bradford would be the starter. And they were shocked when they told Bradford that they were going up to No. 2 and they were making the trade and investing five picks, and Bradford's reaction was one of anger, and he abruptly walked out of the offseason training program.”

Bradford is unimpressed; he's skipping voluntary workouts and Condon says he won't return to work until mandatory minicamps on June 7.

We're not sure what the end game is here, and there doesn't appear to be much of a market for Bradford elsewhere around the league. Worth noting: His play wasn't even replacement-level last season, which means the Eagles don't have much to lose by turning to Chase Daniel, who was signed in the offseason, until Wentz is ready.

Terrell Owens has some thoughts about Sam Bradford. (USATSI)
Terrell Owens has some thoughts about Sam Bradford. (USATSI)

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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