Last season I continually started Sam Bradford as my QB on my fantasy football team and each week he proved that I was an idiot for instilling my faith in him. That’s fantasy football though. Sometimes you get blindsided by the promise of the offense and fail to see the ineptitude of not only the player but the entire team. So when the Philadelphia Eagles decided to sign Bradford in the offseason to a two year deal worth a guaranteed $22 million, many like myself thought they were insane. He proved for the entire 2015 season that he’s an average starting QB at best.
The Eagles eventually came to their senses after he signed that contract and they went ahead and traded multiple picks to the Cleveland Browns so that they could move up in the Draft and take North Dakota quarterback Carson Wentz. Now Bradford is complaining and expressing his displeasure with the situation. Unreal. Here’s an idea Sam- Play better! When the Green Bay Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre never said a word. He was confident in his talent and kept Rodgers on the bench until Green Bay was forced to decide on the young gun slinger vs. the aging veteran. Bradford on the other hand complains because he knows the organization mortgaged the future for a strong armed, no nonsense rookie that will be looking to take his job from day one. Sam Bradford needs to grow a set and show up with the mentality that he’s going to keep Wentz on the bench for as long as he can. You signed the contract Sam. Now live up to it.
1. Houston Texans (9-1) –It pains me to put them here because I still don’t fully believe it, but they keep on winning. Arian Foster is the reason they’re above Atlanta.
2. Atlanta Falcons (9-1) — They pulled a win out this week even with Matt Ryan’s 5 INTs. The Falcons look like they’ll have a healthy Roddy White and Julio Jones going forward and thus are #2.
3. New England Patriots (7-3) — The offense is a fine tuned engine once again but that engine lost its Gronk. We’ll see if the Pats can stay at #3 without him in the line-up for 4-6 weeks.
4. Green Bay Packers (7-3) — Clearly the Pack isn’t fully back but Rodgers continues to get it done by just enough. They’re still banged up and the loss of Greg Jennings is still killing them. Just too many weapons still with Cobb and Nelson to keep them out of the top five.
5. Denver Broncos (7-3) –Peyton Manning as league MVP and comeback player of the year? Perhaps. As long as the defense keeps playing well the Broncos are going to be a force in the league.