The trade rumors involving
Kelly added that there was no truth to the rumors that the Eagles were seeking to unload Bradford to the highest bidder.
"We never discussed players," Kelly said.
Bradford is set to play out the final year of his rookie contract that will pay bim $12.9 million. Injuries have hampered his career. He missed all of last season after playing in just seven games in 2013.
The package, which would likely include multiple-first round picks and players, would likely be with the
Bradford, who was acquired from the Rams earlier this season, has also been rumored to have drawn trade interest from the Browns. The Eagles have also appeared open to dealing talented, young players like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Boykin if it'll help them land the quarterback Kelly covets.
ESPN's Ed Werder reported that the Cowboys aren't interested in trading for Manziel. The team will stick with
Philadelphia acquired Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick from the Rams in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick back in March. Bradford missed all of last season due to his second torn ACL in as many years.
St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher confirmed to reporters after the deal that the Browns tried to trade for Bradford before the Rams and Eagles agreed to a trade.
Soon after the trade was completed, Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly dispelled the notion that he will trade up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, reiterating that Sam Bradford and
"We didn't bring Sam in here to be a [trading] chip," Kelly said back in March.
The Eagles and the
A team has traded up for a quarterback in Round 1 in 11 of the past 12 drafts, per Chris Sprow of ESPN.
After suffering his second season-ending injury in nine months last year, quarterback
Bradford, who was aquired by the
Josh Heupel, a former college coach, talked with Bradford after the injury and persuaded him to stay in the NFL.
"When a player goes through a big letdown, it's natural to be down," said Heupel. "I just tried to reach out to him and say, 'Hey, I still see this in you as a person and a player. I think the best is yet to come for you. You've got to get yourself healthy and get yourself back on the field and get yourself in the right environment ...'"
Heupel, who coached Bradford during his 2008 Heisman Trophy-winning season, is currently the offensive coordinator at Utah State.
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||16||590||354||60.0||3512||5.95||49||18||15||34/244||36||4||76.5|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||10||10||357||191||53.5||2164||6.06||68||6||6||36/248||25||3||70.5|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||16||551||328||59.5||3702||6.72||80||21||13||35/233||41||8||82.6|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||7||262||159||60.7||1687||6.44||73||14||4||15/97||19||3||90.9|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||16||27||63||2.3||17||1||0||6|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||10||10||18||26||1.4||17||0||0||3|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||16||36||124||3.4||21||1||1||9|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||7||15||31||2.1||23||0||1||1|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||7||2||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||10||10||7||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||7||1||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||3||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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