Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Broncos called the Eagles for a very basic discussion about Bradford. No compensation was discussed, and the main takeaway was that Philadelphia wants to hold on to the former No. 1 overall pick. This, coming hours after an ESPN report that said the 49ers have not had any internal discussions about acquiring Bradford.
While it is safe to say that almost all quarterbacks currently on an NFL roster could potentially be in play for trades on Thursday, the truth is that the draft might just offer a little more clarity moving forward in terms of who really wants what. We do know that the Jets would like to at least add someone to compete with Geno Smith as a worst-case scenario. We also know Denver would like to do the same with Mark Sanchez.
"We're happy with Mark; I mean Mark was a starting point for us," John Elway said during a pre-draft meeting with the media. "Now we want to find somebody to come in and compete with him. I know Mark's excited about being here, we're excited about having him ... That's why we took our time ... We're going to continue to wait and see."
Waiting and seeing includes preliminary talks. At this point, Elway believes, there is no need to dive any deeper.