“I haven’t really talked to him, but word on the street, from guys that have, is that he’ll be back pretty quick and be ready for OTAs,” Johnson said. “… I expect him to be back, this week or probably next week, that’s the word on the street, anyway.”
Johnson isn’t upset by Bradford demanding to be traded and missing the voluntary workout.
“I just see it as a guy handling his business,” Johnson said. “Obviously, I think he’s going to return and when he does that, we’ll break the ice and get back to work.”
In the long run, Bradford feels the competition from rookie Carson Wentz is going to make Bradford better.
“You know, I think the deal with Carson being here, I think that will just bring the best out of Sam, as far as that’s concerned,” Johnson said. “When you have competition like that, I think it’ll be a good thing for us.”
Johnson may be right in that statement. Bradford hasn’t been in a competitive situation in his entire NFL career. During his time with the Rams he was named the starter without competition and the same thing happened last year as an Eagles with Chip Kelly as the coach.
For the first time in his career, he will have some competition and maybe we will finally see the quarterback everybody thought he was going to be when he was drafted.