By Michael Donovan

We are now entering the silly season.

Which means that lots us, me included, are busy making predictions about how players will do in the 2016 NFL season.

Take Eagles’ quarterback Sam Bradford, for instance:

Passing Projection: 63% completion percentage, 3,500 yards, 17 TDs, 14 INTs

Twenty-sixteen may be filled with drama for the Eagles. That’s what normally happens after trading major assets to move up in the draft for a quarterback but there’s already a veteran in place. Incumbent Bradford may not be able to stave No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz off for long.

Bradford had a solid 2015 season that featured his trademark efficiency and accuracy. But Chip Kelly is now gone and the organization quickly dumped as many traces to him as possible. New head coach Doug Peterson will bring a West Coast offense that will be yet another new scheme and terminology for Bradford to learn.

Peterson built an efficient passing offense in Kansas City most recently, but Bradford is predicted to drop statistically in 2016. He’ll be looking over his shoulder until Wentz gets the nod, which won’t take long to happen. The Eagles made their statement on who is the future of the team with their trade up.

Without a 2017 first-round pick, the Eagles will want to get Wentz on the field by the end of the season. This is a weak roster overall and the wins won’t come easy after general manager Howie Roseman stripped it down. The odds are simply stacked against Bradford to perform well.

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