The Philadelphia Eagles finally answered the million dollar question—literally millions—by re-signing quarterback Sam Bradford to a two-year, $18 million contract. One of the top free agent quarterbacks is now off the market, and with this signing, the Eagles’ motive to win this season has been revealed to the rest of the league.
Chip Kelly traded quarterback Nick Foles, a player rumored to be on the way back to Philadelphia, and a second-round pick to the Rams last offseason in exchange for Bradford. After having a difficult start to his first year as an Eagle, Bradford excelled in the final seven games, throwing 10 touchdowns an four interceptions in his last seven starts. The former Oklahoma star recorded a quarterback rating over 90 for six of the seven contests, leading the team to a 4-3 record. Head coach Doug Pederson admitted that Bradford has “earned the chance to be back here” with his play in the final stretch,
Bradford’s high salary will be a detriment to the team’s salary cap flexibility, but the team will now feel less pressure to spend in free agency without needing a signal-caller. With some simple personnel additions, the Eagles could be a force to be reckoned with in 2016, playing a seemingly weak schedule and competing in a dreadful NFC East.
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