Agent Tom Condon said the Philadelphia Eagles tried to honour Sam Bradford's trade request, but could not come to an agreement with reigning NFL champions the Denver Broncos.
According to Bradford's agent, the Broncos contacted the Eagles about acquiring the quarterback however the two teams were unable to work out a deal.
"We thought we had a chance to go to a really good football team and be there for a long time," Condon explained on Wednesday on the Rich Eisen Show, via NFL.com.
"And that opportunity was there and actually the attempt was made.
"When the Broncos contacted the Eagles and talked about the trade, they couldn't agree on the price and so they drafted somebody in the first round. Now, at that point, our options are pretty limited. So our next best option is to go back and prepare for the season."
The Broncos instead drafted Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.
Bradford was seeking a trade after the Eagles traded up to select North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz with the number two overall pick, but the 28-year-old is expected to be at Philadelphia's facility for training on May 17.