Carson Wentz says he’ll attend Sam Bradford’s passing camp
Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz confirmed he will be in attendance at Sam Bradford’s passing camp next month in San Diego, Calif., along with several teammates.
“Yeah,” Wentz said at the NovaCare Complex, via NJ.com’s Matt Lombardo. “I will be there. I think we’ll be there probably a week, is the plan. Just to develop a rapport. We’ve developed timing not only on the field but doing some routes.”
“It’ll be good to spend time with the guys, hang out with them and get to know them on another level. I’m looking forward to that.”
Given Bradford’s outburst following the Eagles’ decision to move up to the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to land Wentz — a highly public affair which included his demand for a trade — it appears that building camaraderie with teammates takes precedence over any hurt feelings on behalf of either of the two quarterbacks.
The rookie signal-caller previously stated he expected to have a good working relationship with Bradford, and it appears that is the case, as evidenced by Wentz’s decision to attend his fellow quarterback’s camp as well as how Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich praised all the quarterbacks on the roster in fostering a positive work environment.
Speaking of which, fellow signal-caller Chase Daniels is also expected to attend Bradford’s camp, which is scheduled for July 2-9.
While it’s generally believed that Bradford is the team’s starting quarterback heading into the 2016 NFL season, the team has been sending mixed messages ever since Wentz was drafted, with the most recent comments coming from Reich, who said the young quarterback’s “aptitude is off the charts.” Wentz reportedly has been picking up the new Eagles offense at a better pace than Bradford as well, although head coach Doug Pederson has maintained Bradford is the man at this point.
Either way, it seems like both Bradford and Wentz are making the best out of tough situation. At least for the time being.