The Denver Broncos reportedly reached out to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week to ask about disgruntled quarterback Sam Bradford, but Philadelphia's asking price was reportedly too high. Ian Rapoport notes the nature of the talks weren't very serious.
It sounds like Denver's interest isn't completely dead, however. Mike Klis of 9NEWS now reports the Broncos still "are in" on Bradford. He also reports the Broncos are no closer on a deal with San Francisco for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Earlier on Wednesday, NFL insider Adam Schefter threw out a hypothetical trade offer from the Broncos involving "a fourth [round pick] and a player." He also said that if Bradford is going to get traded this offseason, he expects it to be this week.
Matt Lombardo of NJ.com is also adding some fuel to the rumors fire.
I know @AdamSchefter speculated a pick & player for Bradford. Don't be surprised if it's multiple mid-late rounders, from what I'm gathering— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardo975) April 27, 2016
If you ask me, I still don't think the Eagles are going to trade Bradford unless it's a deal they obviously can't reject. The Birds still hold all the leverage when it comes to forcing Bradford to play with them this year. If they want to keep him, they easily can.
Just because the Birds might be intent on keeping Bradford doesn't mean the Broncos won't try to get him. It'll be interesting to see if they come at Philadelphia with a strong offer. Considering Bradford's mediocre track record and long history of injury issues, it's hard to imagine the Broncos being super desperate to make a move for him. We'll see how it plays out.