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Report: Eagles up offer to Sam Bradford

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Getty Images

While speaking to the media at the Combine in Indianapolis last week, Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman reiterated that the Eagles want to have quarterback Sam Bradford back with the team in 2016 and that negotiations to make that happen are ongoing.

They also reportedly increased their bid for Bradford’s services. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Eagles put a bigger deal on the table during this week’s talks with Bradford, who will become a free agent March 9 if he doesn’t sign a deal or receive a franchise/transition tag from the Eagles.

There are no numbers in the report nor any indication of how much of a jump the latest offer might be over previous ones, but Garafolo reports it is “at the top of his expected range on the open market” and that it is part of a “strong push” ahead of the start of free agency and the two-day “legal tampering” window that allows players to talk to other teams that immediately precedes it.

If Bradford responds to that push, the Eagles should be re-signing another current member of the team in an offseason that’s already seen plenty of that in Philadelphia.

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62 Responses to “Report: Eagles up offer to Sam Bradford”
  1. lilrob10201 says: Feb 28, 2016 1:00 PM

    Wouldnt it be better to try to lock up Fletcher Cox first before trying to get Bradford back ?

  2. xxbarklikeadogxx says: Feb 28, 2016 1:02 PM

    And the Eagles remain grounded. Next!

  3. naes says: Feb 28, 2016 1:07 PM

    What do people see in this guy?

  4. eagleswin says: Feb 28, 2016 1:08 PM

    Please no. Maybe they will dodge a bullet here like they did when Coughlin declined.

  5. tonebones says: Feb 28, 2016 1:12 PM

    Good QBs are hard to find, and it’s hard to win a super bowl without a good QB. Bradford could very well end up being known as the greatest QB in Eagles’ history, if they’re able to put a good team around him and he stays healthy. But at least he’s got the rare ability to play QB at an elite level in the NFL. Not too many human beings with that ability. Sign him! Sign him!

  6. jimnaizeeum says: Feb 28, 2016 1:14 PM

    This dude just isn’t better than mediocre. He’s an average qb that will be paid as such.

  7. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 28, 2016 1:15 PM

    Come to Green Bay! We need a new QB who can throw for more than 77 yards and isn’t on the decline.

  8. cobrala2 says: Feb 28, 2016 1:16 PM

    @lilrob …if you were sam bradford, how happy would you be that Fletch gets an uber-contract while the team is nickel-and-diming you?

  9. jjrs89 says: Feb 28, 2016 1:20 PM

    Why?

  10. birdgang says: Feb 28, 2016 1:24 PM

    lilrob10201
    Feb 28, 2016, 1:00 PM EST

    Wouldnt it be better to try to lock up Fletcher Cox first before trying to get Bradford back ?

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    No…Fletcher isn’t an impending free agent come March 9th. Bradford is. Don’t worry about Fletch he will be an Eagle for very long time. His money is coming for sure it’s only a matter of time.

  11. psubeerman21 says: Feb 28, 2016 1:25 PM

    If you don’t think this team can contend in the next 3 years, you are just wasting your money on him

  12. grogansheroes says: Feb 28, 2016 1:26 PM

    Sam Bradford stole money from his two teams. I am shocked anyone would want to pay him again!

  13. bryantrulen says: Feb 28, 2016 1:27 PM

    Mark? I thought Pederson could relate to you from a QB Mind Persepctive but if Sam is brought back, it’s time for you to secure a backup Job in St.Louis or San Diego.

  14. bryantrulen says: Feb 28, 2016 1:28 PM

    Im Sorry, Los Angeles! Not STL

  15. floratiotime says: Feb 28, 2016 1:30 PM

    Get the money up Dream Teamers.

  16. snake11s says: Feb 28, 2016 1:30 PM

    Bradford should play for free considering how much he made in his rookie contract and what little impact he has had.

  17. xxbarklikeadogxx says: Feb 28, 2016 1:30 PM

    he’s got the rare ability to play QB at an elite level in the NFL. Not too many human beings with that ability. Sign him! Sign him!
    _________________________________________
    keep drinkin’

  18. Frazier28/7 says: Feb 28, 2016 1:54 PM

    he’s like the canadian version of rex grossman

  19. kastout11 says: Feb 28, 2016 2:09 PM

    Sam will have success. Peterson and Reich are both supposed to qb guru’s, so now Sam has no excuses. The Eagles will win the division this year. The Cowboys will be much better if Romo is healthy, and that’s a huge IF. The Skins and Coisins will slide back down to mediocrity, and the Giants defense is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.

  20. cueghost says: Feb 28, 2016 2:34 PM

    I can’t believe they didn’t just show him the same door as Chip! As a Cowboys fan, I sure hope they lock him up long term… Sam Bradford is a lemon.

  21. mcjon22 says: Feb 28, 2016 2:41 PM

    Not a fan of either teams, but if I was Bradford, I’d be trying to get to Houston.

    Good coach, great defense, weak division, and they play inside.

  22. bigbens69taintedlove says: Feb 28, 2016 2:46 PM

    Will the deal include a helmet, jersey, and shoulder pads that fit?

  23. pv1960 says: Feb 28, 2016 2:48 PM

    I would worry more about not pissing off Fletcher Cox!

  24. realtruthteller100 says: Feb 28, 2016 2:48 PM

    sam should play for the REDSKINS, its in his blood anyways

  25. zack2482 says: Feb 28, 2016 2:52 PM

    This would be great! I don’t see what the Eagles see in Bradford. As a Cowboys fan, I would love this. This guy is mediocre and he will eat up cap space in the process. Please sign him.

  26. motleytrap says: Feb 28, 2016 2:52 PM

    @ tonebones

    He’s got the ability to tease with his ability. But six seasons in, no Pro Bowls, no winning seasons.

    The first part of his career was a lot like Jim Plunkett. But I wouldn’t bank too much on him having a revival like JP did.

  27. dolphins4 says: Feb 28, 2016 3:07 PM

    Does anyone realize Sam had a new offensive coordinator every year and he got drafted by a very bad Rams team with no receivers or an offensive line. I hope Sam and the Eagles agree on along term contract today. This guy can be the greatest QB the Eagles have ever had.

  28. isithockeyseasonyet says: Feb 28, 2016 3:10 PM

    You really need to come up with something besides dream team, every eagles post I see you make some reference. It’s over, let it go, keep coming up with ‘witty’ usernames

    floratiotime says:
    Feb 28, 2016 1:30 PM
    Get the money up Dream Teamers.

    4 12
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  29. a1b24312 says: Feb 28, 2016 3:11 PM

    It would not upset me, as an Eagles fan, if they let this guy go and they went with some younger folks and try and develop a new holistic chemistry to the team. In fact, I’d probably recommend it. Otherwise, I think they will be overpaying a guy when they have other needs as well.

    They might think about trading for McCarron. Or, maybe they should be looking to move up in the draft and taking someone or taking a chance on someone off radar, maybe the QB that Pederson was tampering about in comments last week.

  30. ibangrocks4fun says: Feb 28, 2016 3:52 PM

    naes says:
    Feb 28, 2016 1:07 PM
    What do people see in this guy?
    ————————–

    Undeserving potential based on nothing but excuses.

    – Eagles fan

  31. snaponrules says: Feb 28, 2016 4:07 PM

    zack2482 says:
    Feb 28, 2016 2:52 PM
    This would be great! I don’t see what the Eagles see in Bradford. As a Cowboys fan, I would love this. This guy is mediocre and he will eat up cap space in the process. Please sign him.

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    And fans of the other 31 teams have been saying this same exact thing about tony “the choke” romo for YEARS.

  32. Chip's_brain says: Feb 28, 2016 4:07 PM

    Bradford is a beast… If he was good enough for Chip, he’s good enough for me! Pay the man dammit!

    Fly Eagles Fly!!

  33. theofficialshotcaller says: Feb 28, 2016 4:27 PM

    Hasn’t he already been paid more than a hundred million dollars to be terrible and injured?

  34. nflgtcfl says: Feb 28, 2016 4:27 PM

    Health has always been his biggest issue … and playing for a bad Rams organization.

    He can make great throws and be a huge presence from the pocket. He started to find his groove towards the end of last year. This despite the O-Line not being any good and consequently all the extra pass rush that comes with a poor run game.

    If they can improve the O-Line and run game and draft a couple of young receivers Bradford could do really well.

    The reality is I agree with the above … they are not going to win it all in the next couple of years so he is not a good fit for them.

    And based on his injury he is not worth a big money long term deal for anyone. If a team wants to roll the dice for big money single year with the rest of the contract favorable to cutting him then that makes sense.

  35. jollyjoker2 says: Feb 28, 2016 4:41 PM

    never has done anything.. .don’t know why they give this guys so much cash for so little.

  36. eagles1960 says: Feb 28, 2016 5:12 PM

    W.t.f. Why?

  37. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 28, 2016 5:19 PM

    I think they can win with him, or without him if there’s someone who good. But it’s alot easier to find a guy you can’t win with, so having a guy like Bradford is valuable. I honestly would sign him and draft a QB too.

    Bradford staying healthy in his legs and throwing arm were my preseason keys to judging him this past year. I already knew he can throw like a mofo and is competent on the field with blocking. Which brings me to my next concern….

  38. doall24 says: Feb 28, 2016 5:45 PM

    why is this guy being treated like an all pro QB who has had much success? one, he can’t stay healthy and two, he hasn’t proved a darn thing in the NFL. the eagles beat themselves again!!!

  39. aqiship1 says: Feb 28, 2016 5:53 PM

    So Garafolo has been talking to Sam’s agent I see.

  40. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:16 PM

    The guy is not old, and he has potential, and has never been anywhere except in st.louis or chipadelphia to say he isn’t any good definitively. I wouldn’t have paid him what he got last year, and i hope he isnt paid that again, but I can’t say “get rid of him” as I can with Sanchez.

    And that’s why is is being treated as such.

  41. immafubared says: Feb 28, 2016 6:27 PM

    Kaperdink would be ideal in Philly. and Bradford would be average about every where else.

  42. tvguy22 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:37 PM

    floratiotime says:
    Feb 28, 2016 1:30 PM

    Get the money up Dream Teamers.
    ——————————————————
    That was about 5 years ago, spoken by a scrub backup QB. Dear heavens, get some new material, troll.

  43. thesmartest1 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:40 PM

    Bradford in a WCO has a chance to become a Favre/Gannon type.

  44. kingjoe1 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:49 PM

    I hope Bradford deal os 3 or less years. He is nothing more than a stop gap and little chance the Eagles could go deep into playoffs with him under center.

  45. eaglesfan036 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:55 PM

    floratiotime says:
    Feb 28, 2016 1:30 PM

    Get the money up Dream Teamers.

    —————————————————

    Aren’t you just a bit embarrassed to be drudging up a five year old comment that wasn’t even very relevant when a semi-illiterate back up QB said it?
    Floratiotime – your game is weak.

  46. makinafootballmove says: Feb 28, 2016 7:10 PM

    This must just be the GM and coach playing it safe. If it blows up, hey, he was Chips guy…. Honestly, I didn’t think he was as good as Sanchez, he showed me nothing… Mark, ” It’s hard to soar like an Eagle, when you’re flying with Turkeys…”.

  47. imamarinebiologist says: Feb 28, 2016 7:36 PM

    They almost have to sign him. Again, what is plan b?

  48. rogerpredactor says: Feb 28, 2016 7:54 PM

    I knew this was going to happen this week.
    The Eagles got a close up look at the crop of soon to be rookie QB’s in the coming draft class.
    Carson Wentz is a nice story and seems to reach many of the measurables, but let’s admit that he is a QB from a small school out of a small conf.
    Jared Goff has tiny hands.
    Paxton Lynch looked anything but ready to compete for a backup QB position. He has some raw tools but that is it. Never called a play in his life.
    From what I have read many of the other QB’s struggled.
    When you compare this to past years you have to admit it is a down year for drafting a QB.

    I just hope they give themselves an opt out after two years. Bradford will be a bridge to something?

  49. skinsdiehard says: Feb 28, 2016 8:32 PM

    kastout11 says:
    Feb 28, 2016 2:09 PM
    Sam will have success. Peterson and Reich are both supposed to qb guru’s, so now Sam has no excuses. The Eagles will win the division this year. The Cowboys will be much better if Romo is healthy, and that’s a huge IF. The Skins and Coisins will slide back down to mediocrity, and the Giants defense is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
    —————————————————————
    Wishful thinking…..not happening!

    HTTR

  50. justintuckrule says: Feb 28, 2016 9:46 PM

    Desperation.

  51. theseekeroffun says: Feb 28, 2016 10:07 PM

    How many ways can you spell MORONIC?

  52. cdace13 says: Feb 28, 2016 11:15 PM

    The guy has had 5 or 6 different OC’s and some of the worst OL’s ever. Name a top receiver he’s had.

  53. kfoyo808 says: Feb 29, 2016 12:12 AM

    don’t do it Howie. Don’t look at any of the stats….they don’t count under Chip’s system. Look all the “normal” offenses Sam’s played in…all mediocre.

    Your first mistake is a deadly one.

    If they sign him to a 4 yr 60mil deal and this doesn’t work out…you’re now behind about 6-7 years…already are behind 2-3 years, with Super Chip’s destruction.

    Draft. Build. Repeat.

  54. mdintino1420 says: Feb 29, 2016 12:53 AM

    It will be nice to see the Eagles actually use the huddle again. They will keep the ball longer, and not drain our defense as much. We haven’t see the Eagles do a huddle in three years.

    With a new coach and new offense, Bradford will be starting over. He did show improvement during the second half of the season, but that was with Chip Kelly’s offense.

  55. nothingbuttthetruth says: Feb 29, 2016 1:15 AM

    Bradford was in the upper half of league QB’s last season – playing with the team that led the league in drops, a shaky OL and no running game. This after not playing for nearly two seasons. Down the stretch he was one of THE BEST QB’s in the league, even with the lack of support. Those writing the canned, cliche comments about Bradford clearly did not watch him play in ’15.

  56. dallasfan76 says: Feb 29, 2016 1:22 AM

    This guy’s agent is a mastermind. What a country…Only in America!

  57. hrmlss says: Feb 29, 2016 1:36 AM

    What did they up? Base plus a cheese steak sandwich and a Donovan McMahon autographed ball.

  58. eagleswin says: Feb 29, 2016 7:29 AM

    cdace13 says:
    Feb 28, 2016 11:15 PM
    The guy has had 5 or 6 different OC’s and some of the worst OL’s ever. Name a top receiver he’s had.

    ——————————

    Just out of curiosity. Assuming you believe what you are saying. What in that formula changes if he stays with the Eagles this year?

    New OC. Check.
    No top receiver. Check.
    questionable offensive line . Check

    It seems like you are saying signing Sam Bradford will be like flushing another $13 mill down the drain as nothing has changed in that formula.

    I agree that signing Bradford is a waste but for different reasons.

  59. zekebrown42 says: Feb 29, 2016 8:00 AM

    100% garbage! He’s been stealing money from teams from day one.

  60. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 29, 2016 8:49 AM

    I’d tag him. See if he makes it through the next season uninjured, if he does you give him a 3 yr, 50 MM deal.
    I should replace Howie!
    Call me Jeffrey!

  61. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 29, 2016 9:32 AM

    Bradford is legit….if he can stay health and have some consistency… I live in OK and hate OU but he’s the real deal. He needs to juice also..

  62. lambeaudungbarn says: Mar 1, 2016 8:36 PM

    There is one positive thing, The China Doll didn’t
    require a surgery last season to put the pieces back together again!

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