Who's ready for another conspiracy?
Late last week, the Daily News ran a story about how local Eagles jersey vendors are struggling to make big inventory decisions due to the team's wild offseason. More specifically, these stores are afraid to stock Sam Bradford jerseys due to the looming Marcus Mariota speculation.
"A survey of the Eagles three Pro Shops, located in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia and Lancaster, showed that as of April 7, not a single store is carrying a No. 7 Sam Bradford jersey.
New running back DeMarco Murray? All sizes are available.
New cornerback Byron Maxwell? That has been a popular item, but two of the three stores had them available, and the third was expecting a new shipment any day.
As for the team's quarterback?
Not a single one of the three stores, owned and operated by the Eagles, had received a shipment of the Bradford jerseys, nor did any of the employees have any information as to when they might get one."
What does it mean? Maybe not not much, but it's at least worth noting. Earlier this offseason the official Philadelphia Eagles' online store ran a big sale on Nick Foles items before quickly taking them down after it was noticed. Foles was traded just a few weeks later, so in hindsight it seems like the sale was a telling sign.
The only Bradford item available for purchase on the Eagles' online store now is this jersey. Chip Kelly has denied the team is going to use Bradford as a trade chip in the 2015 NFL Draft, but until Mariota is off the board it's going to be hard to rule out entirely. Recent rumors indicate the Cleveland Browns are still interested in acquiring the Eagles quarterback.