Eagles sign Sam Bradford to two-year deal reportedly worth $36 million
By any measure, Sam Bradford was a huge disappointment last season, but the Eagles have reportedly signed the QB to a two-year, $36 million deal.
By any measure, Sam Bradford was a huge disappointment last season, his first in Philly. But it won't be his last; the Eagles signed the quarterback to a two-year contract, the team announced. And according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's worth $36 million, including $26 million guaranteed.
It's no surprise Bradford remains in Philadelphia; Eagles executive Howie Roseman confirmed the team's interest in re-signing the quarterback last month.
"We've all been clear that we like Sam, and we'd like to have him back. It goes then between all of us and whether we can figure something out that makes sense on both sides," Roseman said at the time. "Sometimes we get into a situation where we sit here and it will make sense from the team's perspective but when you're talking about a negotiation, it's also got to work for the other side and the player, and we understand that.
"But hopefully this will all work out and we'll look at that depth chart when we line up here in July and be really excited about the position."
Well, it has worked out. Whether the Eagles have reason to be excited about the position is another matter.
For an idea of just how uninspiring Bradford was a season ago, consider this: According to Football Outsiders' metrics, Bradford, the first-overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, ranked 24th in total value among all passers, behind the likes of Brian Hoyer, Brock Osweiler and Josh McCown. Silver lining? Bradford ranked ahead of about-to-be-released Johnny Manziel and released-for-oversleeping Ryan Mallett.
There's also this:
Combined w/$78M rookie contract, Bradford will have made $114M through 9 seasons after new 2-yr @Eagles deal.25-37-1 as starter. No playoffs— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 1, 2016
Perhaps the most predictable thing to come of all this: The reaction from Eagles' fans.
In fact, apparently Bradford can't even believe it.
But this doesn't mean the Eagles are sold on Bradford in the long term; CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco writes that the new deal is "a hint into funny-money season that comes next week. Loads of cap room, not enough good players." But Prisco adds, "Two-year deal for Bradford means the Eagles could still be drafting [a quarterback]. I hear they want one in this draft."
Clearly, this is all Chip Kelly's fault.
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