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Eagles say they want Bradford, negotiations are ongoing

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With free agency looming, the Eagles continue to say they hope Sam Bradford remains in Philadelphia.

Eagles front office boss Howie Roseman said today at the Scouting Combine that negotiations with Bradford’s agent are ongoing, and they hope a deal can be reached.

“We’ve been pretty clear all along that we’d like to have Sam Bradford back,” Roseman said. “You’re not going anywhere without a quarterback.”

Eagles coach Doug Pederson added that he thinks Bradford wants to be in Philadelphia just as much as the Eagles want him to stay.

The question, then, is why a deal isn’t done yet. The Eagles acted fast to lock up some of their other veterans at the beginning of this offseason, but so far there’s been only talk, not action, on Bradford. That suggests that while the Eagles want Bradford and Bradford wants to stay, Bradford wants more money than the Eagles want to pay.

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  1. jolly1234 says: Feb 24, 2016 5:35 PM

    Complacency is a hard hole to dig out of…

  2. marshallheartskungfumaster says: Feb 24, 2016 5:51 PM

    Not going anywhere with Sam either…

  3. steves11 says: Feb 24, 2016 5:51 PM

    Bradford probably wants plenty of guaranteed money that he’ll get paid whether he gets another knee injury or not, and the Eagles are balking (rightfully so).

  4. eagleswin says: Feb 24, 2016 5:57 PM

    “You’re not going anywhere without a quarterback.”

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    You are not going anywhere with Bradford so save the money and draft a QB.

  5. charliecharger says: Feb 24, 2016 6:04 PM

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Bradford’s agent has heard from some teams that are in a better position to win right now, than the Eagles.

  6. brianav036 says: Feb 24, 2016 6:07 PM

    Two questions that zero football fans can answer.

    1. Why does Jeff Fisher always have a job?
    2.) Why is Sam Bradford still a sought after QB in this league?

  7. adimuz95 says: Feb 24, 2016 6:15 PM

    Malcolm Jenkins, Lane Johnson, Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz. 4 of the Eagles best/core players have all made it a point of emphasis to express how badly they want him back after only playing 14 games with him. 3 of them were just signed to long-term contracts in the last few weeks, so they’re going to be here regardless, but Sam is the QB this team wants leading them. I trust their opinions of Sam as a player/leader more than I trust the lovely folks in this comment section

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 24, 2016 6:28 PM

    If Philadelphia gets two more wide receivers… the Bradford/Eagles passing game would be EASILY be TOP 10.

    Philly’s PASS Offense ranked 12h in the NFL with only one quality wide receiver (2nd year – 2nd round Jordan Matthews).

    In 14 games… Bradford ranked 18th in passing yards.
    Two more games x Bradford’s 266 yards per game = 532 yards.

    TOP 8 in the NFL (w/ ONLY Jordan Matthews and two decent tight ends).

  9. bigugly2005 says: Feb 24, 2016 6:31 PM

    If it weren’t for butterfinger’d receivers last year, there would be a much bigger bandwagon of Sam supporters right now instead of the idiot detractors who obviously didn’t watch him play. Go Sam!

  10. bigbluefan1 says: Feb 24, 2016 6:40 PM

    Thank you
    The NFC East

  11. ibangrocks4fun says: Feb 24, 2016 6:41 PM

    I don’t care what his stats say from last year. This guy is half a knotch above mediocore

  12. psubeerman21 says: Feb 24, 2016 7:03 PM

    Pretend you do sign him. Is this team good enough to be a legit contender with him in the next 3 years? If the answer is no, and I tend to think it is, then you don’t sign him. He makes more sense for Houston and possibly denver if Brock walks, teams that could win now.

  13. bigugly2005 says: Feb 24, 2016 7:06 PM

    @ibangrocks4fun

    It’s not about stats, it’s about opportunity with a decent O-line and receivers who can friggin’ catch the damn ball!

  14. kylexitron says: Feb 24, 2016 7:09 PM

    I can’t believe so many years later Sam Bradford is still living off the fumes of his college career.

    He has done nothing to warrant all the interest. When he’s healthy he’s a .500 QB at best.

    Is the hope really gambling on him staying healthy enough to produce an above average season some day?

  15. o0omorriso0o says: Feb 24, 2016 7:39 PM

    not going anywhere with Sam either? I swear you idiots didnt watch him play down the stretch.

  16. seatownballers says: Feb 24, 2016 7:48 PM

    This guy will get hurt again by week 8.
    eagles should draft a qb, spend money elsewhere in free agency. Does anyone think the eagles are contenders this year anyways?

  17. ibangrocks4fun says: Feb 24, 2016 7:50 PM

    bigugly2005 says:
    Feb 24, 2016 7:06 PM
    @ibangrocks4fun

    It’s not about stats, it’s about opportunity with a decent O-line and receivers who can friggin’ catch the damn ball!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    People keep shoving his respectable 2015 stats in my face but he just doesn’t pass the eye test. Yes, he probably throws the best (and most) checkdowns in the league but he lacks intangibles, leadership, and has poor body language for a QB. Tom and Cam finished 6th and 8th on drops, I didn’t see them making excuses. They still balled out.

    Boggles my mind why people keep giving him the benefit of a doubt every year.

  18. fordmandalay says: Feb 24, 2016 7:52 PM

    I think Bradford will actually be a serviceable QB now that he’s away from QB killer coaches Fisher and Kelly, and in a real NFL offense instead of Kelly’s college circus.

  19. stexan says: Feb 24, 2016 8:05 PM

    The Eagles want Bradford

    And Bradford wants to stay

    But Bradford wants more money

    Than the Eagles want to pay

    Burma Shave

  20. Pftsliberalagenda says: Feb 24, 2016 8:19 PM

    Skins fan here, the guys a good qb. His receivers let him down big time. Cooper dropped a big ball against Washington that prob would’ve won them the first game. I was elated. But don’t blame it on Sam

  21. jaybirds95 says: Feb 24, 2016 9:03 PM

    ibangrocks4fun says:
    Feb 24, 2016 7:50 PM
    People keep shoving his respectable 2015 stats in my face but he just doesn’t pass the eye test. Yes, he probably throws the best (and most) checkdowns in the league but he lacks intangibles, leadership, and has poor body language for a QB. Tom and Cam finished 6th and 8th on drops, I didn’t see them making excuses. They still balled out.

    Boggles my mind why people keep giving him the benefit of a doubt every year.
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    Sam finished 1st with dropped balls and was coming off of 2 consecutive ACL tears. He struggled the 1st half of the season but was much much better in the 2nd half of the season as his knee got stronger and stronger. You say people keep giving him the benefit of the doubt every year when he didn’t even play for a year and a half. He was only in his 3rd season when he suffered his ACL tear and also had Brian Schottenheimer as OC in St. Louis. I suggest you make an eye doctor appointment because your eye sight isn’t very good

  22. jaybirds95 says: Feb 24, 2016 9:03 PM

    ibangrocks4fun says:
    Feb 24, 2016 7:50 PM
    People keep shoving his respectable 2015 stats in my face but he just doesn’t pass the eye test. Yes, he probably throws the best (and most) checkdowns in the league but he lacks intangibles, leadership, and has poor body language for a QB. Tom and Cam finished 6th and 8th on drops, I didn’t see them making excuses. They still balled out.

    Boggles my mind why people keep giving him the benefit of a doubt every year.
    ————————————————–
    Sam finished 1st with dropped balls and was coming off of 2 consecutive ACL tears. He struggled the 1st half of the season but was much much better in the 2nd half of the season as his knee got stronger and stronger. You say people keep giving him the benefit of the doubt every year when he didn’t even play for a year and a half. He was only in his 3rd season when he suffered his ACL tear and also had Brian Schottenheimer as OC in St. Louis. I suggest you make an eye doctor appointment because your eye sight isn’t very good

  23. sfm073 says: Feb 24, 2016 9:32 PM

    As a former rams fan this makes me laugh. For years many of us (myself included) said Sam just needs this guy or that guy and we’d be a playoff contender. Here’s the facts about Sam Bradford, he can make throws that only a handful of guys can make, he can lead drives that remind you of Joe Montana, but then the next thing you know he’s missing a wide open guy in the end zone or he takes a horrible sack or throws a interception. He’s just not a guy who can win more than 8 or 9 games a year.

  24. curmudgeon13 says: Feb 24, 2016 9:35 PM

    Oh the never-ending quest for a franchise quarterback (there are not that many…..)

    Brady .764 SB Winner
    Wilson .716 SB Winner
    Manning .686 SB Winner
    Roethlisberger .667 SB Winner
    Rodgers .659 SB Winner
    Luck .623
    Flacco .620 SB Winner
    Romo .619

    And the rest…..middle-ocre or worse…although there are a couple of SB Winners on this list…..

  25. mm556 says: Feb 24, 2016 10:25 PM

    I think Bradford will actually be a serviceable QB now that he’s away from QB killer coaches Fisher and Kelly, and in a real NFL offense instead of Kelly’s college circus.

    A QB killer, really? Chip was many things whilst in philly, a lot of them not good but a QB killer is definitely not on that list.

  26. gfjiii says: Feb 24, 2016 10:44 PM

    Wow – you take the unwarranted love for Bradford and offset with the unwarranted hatred for Sanchez and you pretty much net to the same guy in terms of productivity. I’ll go with the cheaper guy for now and look for something better. At least Sanchez looks like an athlete…

  27. nceaglesfan says: Feb 24, 2016 10:48 PM

    Tag him. If another team wants him that badly, work out a deal to move up in the draft to get your QB of the Future.

  28. hexy27 says: Feb 25, 2016 1:04 AM

    Hoyer 19 TDs 7 picks
    Bradford 19 TDs 14 picks

    SIX YEARS – zero winning records
    Career high of 21 TDs in a passing NFL

  29. realityonetwo says: Feb 25, 2016 6:14 AM

    It’s always someone else’s fault… Butterfingered receivers. Coaching. Now contract terms. Poor Sam. Enjoy the mediocrity, Philly.

  30. james1204 says: Feb 25, 2016 7:36 AM

    Bradford is one the few quarterbacks in league who averaged more money per start than most other qbs.Jay cutler is among those.both have great potential.both hasn’t really won nothing.both really made millions upon signing Hugh contracts then show flashes of greatness only to fold during games.I don’t think Bradford is worth the kind of money his agent is asking.if I’m Philly I’m building for the future and just draft a qb.why do all these teams recycle some qb from another team.backups are fine bUT paying these guys 60 million tied up over 4 to 7 years?

  31. perkjctc says: Feb 25, 2016 12:48 PM

    The reality is there’s not going to be as big of a market for Sam as either him or his agent believe. Houston said they would prefer to go with a younger guy without an injury history, San Fran is going to keep Kapernick for another year, Denver most likely is going to keep Oswiler, Cleveland is expected to draft a QB with their first round pick, the Jets are in talks with Fitzpatrick to bring him back, I doubt the Rams will want to take another shot on him. The only other team that MIGHT have interest is Buffalo, but there has been nothing indicating that. When you really look at the landscape, he doesn’t have that many options. He’s going to end up singing with Philly for something in the range of $15-$17 million a year which is going rate for an average QB. There’s no way he’s even going to sniff the $25 million mark that has been previously reported.

  32. bobbyhoying says: Feb 25, 2016 1:22 PM

    My guess is that Sam thinks Howie and Jeff are laughable. He’s stated he doesn’t want to learn another new system so why wouldn’t his agent at least be looking at San Francisco? Philly is the new Cleveland and we all know what Sam said he would do if he were traded there.

  33. gfjiii says: Feb 25, 2016 1:37 PM

    perkjctc – agree with all that you say except don’t believe Buffalo would/should have any reason to supplant Tyrod Taylor. I saw better play and more promise in his 1st year as starter than anything I’ve seen from Bradford…

  34. perkjctc says: Feb 25, 2016 2:05 PM

    gfjiii- I didn’t realize that Taylor signed a 3 year contract with Buffalo. I thought he was playing on a 1 year deal with them. I agree that Buffalo is not an option.

  35. mancave001 says: Feb 26, 2016 9:39 AM

    I’ve changed my mind on Bradford. I was in the “don’t sign him unless he takes less than he’ll take” crowd, and was against franchising him. I think I’ve turned the corner. He’s the best option out there. If you tag him, you only lock yourself into one year. Who cares if it’s a lot of money? They have plenty.

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