Sometimes you have to know when to fold 'em. Sam Bradford learned that lesson after demanding a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles only to learn that the team essentially held all the cards.
Bradford rescinded that trade demand on Monday and will now take part in offseason workouts with the team. Sal Paolantonio of ESPN was the first to report Bradford's change of heart.
The holdout was brief...and fairly pointless. Bradford was not pleased that the Eagles drafted quarterback Carson Wentz out of North Dakota State with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. This came just two months after Philadelphia signed Bradford to a two-year, $35 million contract. The trade market for a mediocre quarterback with an injury history, however, is fairly non-existent.
Bradford was traded by the St. Louis Rams to Phildaelphia in 2015. In his first season with the Eagles, he played in 14 games throwing for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
"I'm excited to be back on the field today with my teammates and coaches," Bradford said in a statement released Monday. "The business-side of football is sometimes a necessary consideration. My attention and efforts are focused on the participation in and preparation for a championship season: I am committed to my teammates and the Eagles organization for nothing less."