Sam Bradford might be returning to the Eagles after all. According to a report from Howard Eskin, there is a "good chance" Bradford shows up to Philadelphia as soon as this week.
I'm hearing more and more from the inside that #Eagles QB Sam Bradford has good chance of being in camp this week. @FOX29philly— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) May 9, 2016
This report lines up with what Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin recently said about Bradford returning to practice "in the next week or two."
Bradford has been skipping the Eagles' voluntary offseason workout program ever since he demanded a trade on April 25. Bradford's agent Tom Condon has explained that the veteran quarterback doesn't want to be placeholder in Philadelphia.
The Eagles, meanwhile, have shown no intention of honoring Bradford's trade request. They've insisted time and time again that he's the team's starting quarterback for 2016. Even if the Eagles did want to trade him, there's been no indication that there is a market for Bradford's services. The Broncos were the only team to reportedly show slight interest and that was before they drafted Paxton Lynch in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Bradford has deservedly drawn a lot of criticism for demanding a trade. It seems he may have realized that he was mistaken to ever try to force his way out of Philadelphia. His best option has always been to try his best to have a great season this year. Even if he's not the Eagles' long-term answer at quarterback with Carson Wentz waiting in the wings, Bradford can still go out and do his best to make the Eagles keep him another year. Or at least trade him to a team that would be interested in him after this season.
We'll see if Bradford actually returns or not. He still doesn't have to show up to practice until the Eagles' mandatory minicamp begins on June 7.