New Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford met reporters Wednesday at NovaCare. He said he doesn't blame people for being skeptical about his health, but he said he'll prove himself to everyone.
Bradford, traded Tuesday from the St. Louis Rams for Nick Foles, said he'd known for 3 or 4 weeks that the Eagles were interested in acquiring him. He said he is excited about working in Eagles coach Chip Kelly's system.
"This is already more people than in St. Louis," Bradford said as he stepped up to the lectern.
Asked if he expects to start, Bradford said: "I really haven't even thought about that. I'm still trying to process this whole move ... My main goal right now is to get healthy. Once I get healthy, start running this offense. When I get on the field, whether that's OTAs or training camp, (what I want) is to compete for the starting job. I don't want anything handed to me. I want to earn it."
Bradford, the NFL's No. 1 overall pick in 2010, said he anticipates being fully healthy by training camp. He said after he tore his left ACL for the second year in a row, last preseason, he and Dr. James Andrews decided to take this rehab slower than the previous one.