Quarterback Sam Bradford is staying with the Eagles, and he’s getting paid handsomely to do so.
The two-year deal Bradford signed Tuesday is worth $35 million, $26 million guaranteed.
Initial reports about Bradford’s new contract didn’t include many salary details, but Andrew Brandt of ESPN and Tom Pelissero of USA Today have since reported some big numbers from Bradford’s new contract. Per Brandt, Bradford gets $22 million fully guaranteed upon signing. With his signing bonus, he’ll make $18 million this year and could make as much as $20 million in 2016 with playoff wins.
Per their tweets, Bradford gets a signing bonus of $11 million, has a $7 million base salary for 2016 and has a $4 million roster bonus due in March 2017. His base salary for 2017 is $13 million.
Bradford is guaranteed $4 million in 2017, even if the Eagles don’t pay the roster bonus. Cutting him before 2017 would leave the Eagles with $9.5 million in dead money on their 2017 salary cap.
Bradford will carry a $12.5 million cap number for the Eagles in 2016.