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.

35 responses to “Eagles say they want Bradford, negotiations are ongoing

  1. 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).

  2. “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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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).

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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?

  10. 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!

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    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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…..

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

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

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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…

  24. 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.

  25. 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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