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Opinion: Sam Bradford Starting Job Not Set In Stone

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Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson acknowledged Sam Bradford as the incumbent starter at quarterback heading into the 2016 NFL Season.  Eagles GM also hopped on that sentiment with also letting the masses know that Sam is the true cut starter.

Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich went on the 94.1 WIP Morning Show and shared his thoughts on the situation with an honest, organic assessment when posed with a question about Bradford being the clear-cut starter.

No, that’s probably not the right impression,” Reich said. “I’ve been around this business a long time as a player and as a coach, and one of the things I’ve really come to appreciate is it’s not a contradiction to say you’ve got to have order. Because if you don’t order it’s chaos. So, if you’re the head coach you gotta come in and you’ve gotta establish order. There has to be organization, there has to be order, but the other thing that — as coaches — that you’ve got to establish is a culture of competition. This is one of the most competitive industries in the world and so, to say that there’s not competition, that’s just the furthest thing from the truth.

Moving up a few spots and investing the future in a unknown commodity means a lot. One would believe that the prospect should see the field sooner rather than later.

Many people believe it is best if Carson Wentz sits to learn the nuances of the entire offense first. It is solely Bradford‘s job to lose, as he has and will be given the first crack at it. But as history has told us, don’t be so certain that he’ll hang on to it.

We’ll be monitoring this QB duel all summer long. It’ll be interesting to see how it all pans out in the end. I personally believe there should be an open competition and the best “hand” should be given the keys to the Ferrari.

May the best man (or Quarterback) win!