Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has no respect for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford's actions this offseason. In a radio interview on ESPN Seattle's Brock and Salk show on Tuesday, Bennett ripped Bradford, who signed a two-year deal with the Eagles in March worth up to $40 million only to reportedly demand a trade one month later when he learned the Eagles would select a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft. The team ultimately took North Dakota State's Carson Wentz No. 2 overall.
Outside of the reported trade demand, there were also rumors Bradford might retire as a result of the Eagles' decision to draft Wentz. Additionally, he held himself out of the Eagles' offseason program for a brief period before deciding to return to the team in early May.
Eagles have been informed Sam Bradford wants to be traded and he will not be showing up for their off-season program any longer, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2016
"I listened to Sam Bradford again. I just almost threw up," Bennett said on ESPN Seattle. "I can't believe Sam Bradford is complaining about making $40 million in the next two years, and because he actually has to compete for a position. This guy, this guy right here definitely sets a bad tone of what a player should be."
Bennett, an outspoken, funny player who is unhappy with his own contract at the moment, thought Bradford's actions were ridiculous. He said that he doesn't plan on holding himself out of any Seahawks' team activities in spite of his unhappiness with his contract, and he doesn't understand why Bradford did it even though he has a hefty contract in place. Bennett went as far as to question Bradford's commitment to his teammates.
"If I was his teammate...how can you play with a guy that doesn't want to compete at a high level and feels like his position should be solidified without even putting up the stats or the wins to back that up?" Bennett said.
The Seahawks and Eagles will face off in Seattle during Week 11 of the 2016-17 NFL season. Whether Bradford will be the Eagles' starter at that point is still anyone's guess, but if he is, it could be an interesting game, to say the least.
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