Joe Theismann On Sam Bradford: ‘He Wants It Handed To Him On A Silver Platter, Go Out & Compete”
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford is not making too many friends these days after he demanded to be traded, all because the team selected a QB with the second-overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.
Former Washington Redskins quarterback and broadcaster Joe Theismann made an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, and he ripped into Sam Bradford telling him he needs to get out there and compete, and not expect anything to be handed to him.
“I can not believe what Sam Bradford is doing with the Philadelphia Eagles,” Theismann said on Saturday. “The impression that I get is that this guy here doesn’t want to compete. He’s not interested in playing quarterback. He’s not interested in competing at the quarterback position. He wants it handed to him on a silver platter. Well that’s not the way life is.”
“If you think you’re that good, you should be able to beat out a rookie who has no earthly idea of what the NFL looks like,” he said. “If the Redskins drafted somebody No. 1 and I was (in a position like) Sam Bradford and I’ve already banked $98 million, then bring it on, guys. Bring it on. And it’s disappointing to me because I like Sam. Heck, last year I did a radio show in Philadelphia and I said, ‘Sam Bradford has the ability to be a Pro Bowl player.’ Then all of a sudden Tom Condon, his agent, comes out and says, ‘Well the Eagles had a right to notify him.’ Bologna.
“Strap your chin strap on, put your helmet on, put your jock on, and go out and compete like somebody who wants the job. Don’t gripe about, ‘Oh I’m not going to OTAs, I’m not going to do this.’ How about doing something instead of not doing something? I am just so upset over this kind of bologna from young guys. Whatever happened to the job being (so) important to you that you’ll do anything.”