Eagles, Sam Bradford agree to two-year contract

AP

Sam Bradford will remain the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles announced this afternoon that they have agreed to a two-year deal with Bradford. The agreement came just minutes after they officially declined to restrict him with the franchise tag. No financial terms of the deal have been announced, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the deal is for $36 million and includes $26 million guaranteed.

Bradford arrived in Philadelphia in a trade that sent Nick Foles to St. Louis a year ago. Bradford had an up-and-down first year in Philadelphia, and when Chip Kelly, the coach who acquired Bradford, was fired, there were questions about whether the Eagles would go shopping for a new quarterback.

But Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson have insisted that they want to keep Bradford, and now they have. He’ll stay in Philadelphia.

116 responses to “Eagles, Sam Bradford agree to two-year contract

  1. No details were announced but Adam Schefter said screw it…here’s the details. Can’t wait to see the details…

  2. This is a good deal for the Eagles. You and I this is a ton of money but for Lurie this is pocket change. This also means we’re drafting a QB in the first round and will let him learn the pro game. I would now cut Sanchez and sign Chase Daniels

  3. Wow!!! Almost $20 million next year tied up in a QB who has yet to prove he can get you to the playoffs let alone win a playoff game?

  4. Good move Eagles.
    No more distractions for the new coach.. get busy planning the road to SB51.

    I hope that includes either a new WR, or 2. Or a seasons supply of Stick-um.

    Gotta go by my Bradford Jersey now..

  5. I’ll take it. Good transition QB – gets you to next year’s draft and it isn’t a long term commitment.

  6. 26 mill guaranteed?
    The only guarantee is that he will miss games both years from injury. Not trying to hate, but this guy hasn’t done anything

  7. Man, I hope they don’t draft one of these QBs this year and hope to groom them. Draft an OL 1st round, please.

  8. Incredible how a mediocre talent who has never shown anything gets this type of money.
    They would have been better off going after Osweiler.

  9. What’s more appalling?

    The $70M he got before he had done anything in the league.

    OR

    The $36M he got after he hadn’t done anything in the league.

  10. $26M guaranteed SMH. If there were a Hall of Fame for making the most money for the least production, Sam Badford would be a first ballot lock.

    Do the Eagles really think he’s the best they can do?

  11. Bradford and Osweiller have similar skills and characteristics. Both are tall, former basketball players, strong armed, have winning records against Brady, injury prone, and will be overpaid this year.

  12. So lemme guess: now Sam “The $50M ‘Guaranteed’ Man” now has “$80M in the bank” like Carson Palmer — built on a mediocre NFL career? LOL

  13. Love how all the Eagles fans bashed Chip for making the move.. And now suddenly are all in with the organization for resigning Sam. Yeah… Keep being “competitive” there Eagles fans.

  14. He looked most comfortable out of rat Kelly’s system in the Giants game regardless of how sucky the Giants are. A 2 year deal seems fair on both sides and gives the Eagles time to have him develop in the new system. Not a lot of good choices out there. He’s like the least ugly girl at the dance.

  15. Does Bradford have the respect and confidence of his teammates? The front office? If the answer to either of those questions is no, then the deal does not get done.

    As it stands, the Eagles have a competent QB at or below market rate. I put him somewhere in the Ryan/Stafford/Tannehill/Fitzpatrick zone – good not great, but able to lead a team, make plays, and if things come together, get to the playoffs.

    That’s better than what they had with Vick & Sanchez.

    As for Foles, he has had 2 different careers so far – the first one was a solid player with good command of the Kelly offense. That “career” ended with the 7-TD game vs. Oakland.

    From that day on, Foles seemed convinced that he could hold the ball a bit longer and win games with his arm. That bought him a ticket to the Rams, and probably oblivion.

    This move is good for Bradford and good for the Eagles. Reasonable $ and reasonable length of time for him to prove himself under Pederson. Big question now is whether Bradford can develop some chemistry with the young receivers.

  16. I cannot believe all of the Eagles haters on this post. Face it it was their best option and they did not break the bank. They can draft a QB either this year or next or if Sam plays well then they can re up his contract or cut him if he doesn’t play well after 2 years. He really isn’t that bad–no recceivers and ok OL and tons of drops. Next year he will be better. Now we can at least have a shot to win 8-10 games..You never know…Look at Carolina..Its only a game people..enjoy it…and its NOT your money…

  17. Contract is more then he is worth in my opinion but Sam Bradford had all the leverage. Sure the Eagles could have drafted a QB in the first round but there is no guarantee they would get the guy they wanted. This allows them to take the best available player without reaching to fill a need.

  18. seatownballers says:
    Mar 1, 2016 4:35 PM

    26 mill guaranteed?
    The only guarantee is that he will miss games both years from injury. Not trying to hate, but this guy hasn’t done anything.
    ==================================
    Not true. He extracted $26-$36 million from the Eagles. That’s serious coin. Will he earn it? Who the hell knows.

  19. Too many homer Philly comments. When it comes to watching paint dry vs getting poked in the eye with a sharp stick, I guess drying paint gets pretty exciting.

  20. This?!?!?! Right after Dougie announced that Chase Daniels deserves to be a starting QB?!?!?! Bustford is a known quantity…all bad.

    I guess Dougie forgot to tell the FO that they could have signed Chase for half that and maybe just maybe put his money where his mouth is. SMDH.
    Enjoy more suckitude Eagles fans.

  21. Thanks Ravens! Leave it to Baltimore one of the worst economically run cities in the world to ruin NFL economics too!

    The Ravens got their Superbowl, then strategically ruined the Qb market for everyone else by overpaying a mediocre talent. Look at their team now! They can’t even afford a defense as good as Alabama!

    That just makes me wanna punch their GM and his unambitious lackey in the nose.

  22. So Philly has Bradford
    Washington has Kurt
    Cowboys have wounded Romo

    Guess Eli is still best in the NFC East
    More wins more starts more RINGS

  23. Great deal. Not too many years, not too much $ and some stability at the position. Bradford had a very good 2nd half of this season. Hope he’s the next Carson Palmer, a late-ish bloomer (Bradford’s only 28). Smart qb, nice arm, got better as the year went on in an entirely new system with unfamiliar players. Thought he showed tenacity, intelligence and made some amazing throws. Very happy

  24. with that deal ….they’ll trade him and #13 to cleveland for #2 ….that it to the bank .

  25. Questionable management for the Eagles this offseason after making a statement by firing Chip. Hiring of Pedersen. ..then this. They won’t be making the playoffs anytime soon. Not even in that garbage division

  26. Had to pay more for such a short deal. I’m not a fan of Bradford, but it’s a perfect bridge deal to draft a QB and groom him for 2 years. Maybe just 1 and get some picks for him next year. 18mil seems high, but it’s not my money.

  27. What better option is out there right now? The Eagles are rebuilding despite what happy go lucky, Rainbow puking philosophy you may have, they are rebuilding. They aren’t going anywhereally in the next two years anyway. So you sign a vet QB, Draft a young QB and plug n play in three years. Sit back, supervise, and refine from that point moving forward.

  28. 18 mill a year for a guy who was overpaid at $13 mill last year.

    Wonderful. My prediction is Bradford tears an ACL in training camp and then retires after rehabbing.

    Did Bradford’s agent break out the college tape during negotations because god knows his NFL tape doesn’t show anything.

  29. What has he ever done other than disappoint on the football field and cash fat checks? I feel bad for eagles fans. SMH

  30. youdrivemenutseagles says:
    Mar 1, 2016 5:53 PM
    We’ll be drafting a Qb in the first 2 rounds who’ll be prepped to start in ’18, that what I get from this.

    ——————————

    They won’t be picking a QB in the 2nd round without mortgaging future picks. They gave up the 2nd this year for the right to pay Bradford $13 mill last year.

  31. anthonyromo says:
    Mar 1, 2016 4:55 PM

    And all the trolls laughed when Romo got $20 a year. Unreal.

    They’re still laughing. What has he done?? One playoff win and now he’s brittle and on the downside of his career.

  32. I have trouble figuring out what the Eagle’s see in Bradford. I am beginning to wonder if Roseman and Lurie weren’t behind the trade of Foles for Bradford last year.

  33. What’s with all the trolls? He’s making $13m guaranteed per year, same as last year, for a veteran starting QB, pretty much less than market rate. Two years. I don’t love Bradford but there was no better option at starter and they’re not tied to him long term. I’m pretty apathetic about it, but it’s not a laughable deal.

    PS Cowboys fans yucking it up in here: Sam may have an injury history and you may think he’s being overpaid, but look at what you’re QB, who has done nothing in the postseason 10 years into his career, is making, while he couldn’t even play 1.75 games in a row without getting shut down long term last year. That’s what’s laughable.

  34. Really Pats fans are here. You got lucky drafting Brady in round 6 and cheated your way to the top. You didn’t even know what football was until then. Yeah I know they didn’t cheat. It’s just coincidence a former coach of yours turned you in. It wasn’t a big advantage.

  35. $13 million guaranteed annually for two years? This for a guy who was well below average relative to the rest of the QB’s in the league across the board?

    Chip is gone, but apparently the idea of wasting $ on a mediocre QB isn’t. Gotta love Jeff Lurie.

    Philly is such a dumpster fire it isn’t even laughable any more.

  36. Never has someone parlayed one really good year in college and very little else for so much money.

  37. Incredible how a mediocre talent who has never shown anything gets this type of money.
    They would have been better off going after Osweiler

    *******

    Osweiler isn’t going anywhere. Too unproven and perfect for the offense Kubiak wants to run. He’d be crazy to chase the money and leave that defense.

    There was absolutely NO ONE in free agency and the draft looks weak. With this many holes to fill, Eagles needed patch the damn and buy time. Maybe he’ll bloom in the west coast offense, if not he’s a bridge to the next guy.

  38. Incredible how a mediocre talent who has never shown anything gets this type of money.
    They would have been better off going after Osweiler

    *******

    Osweiler isn’t going anywhere. Too unproven and perfect for the offense Kubiak wants to run. He’d be crazy to chase the money and leave that defense.

    There was absolutely NO ONE in free agency and the draft looks weak. With this many holes to fill, Eagles needed patch the dam and buy time. Maybe he’ll bloom in the west coast offense, if not he’s a bridge to the next guy.

  39. Why do teams announce signings like this during this time of the year (i.e. before the new league year starts next week)?

    If I’m the Eagles, I want the other teams to waste time discussing/scouting/allocating resources/preparing an offer for Bradford. That just takes time and attention away from other free agents that the Eagles might also be competing for.

    I wouldn’t have announced it until next week.

  40. You can all say that Sam Bradford sucks, but realistically, the Eagles didn’t have any better options, and neither did Bradford. Its a match made in either Heaven or Hell. Which one, we’ll find out in due course.

  41. Stop trolling morons. This is average QB money for an average QB. Bradford is better than any other option out there and would be the #1 QB if he hit the open market. It’s a fair “prove it” deal for both sides. For all the haters please go look up his stats from the last 7 games of 15. He put up top 10 numbers

  42. Not a bad signing, and gives Eagles more flexibility in the draft. Bradford had a decent 2 nd half of the season after figuring out Kelly’s frantic offense and his new team mates. Once he gets back to a more traditional offensive system I think he will play much better. He’s no superstar that’s for sure, but he’s capable and may surprise. At the very least he’s a quality fill in until they find his replacement.

  43. Is this for real? I get it the market is tough for quarter backs but really? Bradford is always injured and not proven yet he pulls this kinda money in… Idc if the critics say ooo well it’s for only 2 years. It’s the principle this kid sucks. Flat out sucks.

  44. I don’t like it. Bradford isn’t a bad QB, but with a new coach, you can look for your guy. And Pederson(working with Reid) has had his most success with McNabb and Smith. Bradford isn’t mobile and probably limits the playbook.

  45. Apparently the qualifications for being an Eagles starting QB are as follows:

    1. a name
    2. a pulse

  46. i just dont get it. 18 mil a year? thats just crazy to me. i dont care if hes a QB. hes not very good.

  47. The Pigeons always get what they deserve. Which is a below mediocre overpaid chronically injured QB and ZERO point ZERO super bowl trophies. Zero. Point. Zero. Look it up.

  48. Personally i would have delt with sanchez as my qb. Save cap space. Get a qb in draft. iggles fans are saying. Not bad 13 mil a year. Sanchez half that and has been to conference game. Bradford dont have it.

  49. Ugh. Just ugh. I would rather roll with Sanchez and invest that money on the offensive line. Bradford is hardly an upgrade, certainly not for that price. Neither is winning a Super Bowl unless they are playing Madden

  50. @anthonyromo says:
    Mar 1, 2016 4:55 PM

    And all the trolls laughed when Romo got $20 a year. Unreal.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Romo has 1 more playoff victory than Sam. His $20MM contract is for 5 more years with a $35MM cap hit. Romo’s contract is still being trolled.

  51. @paganmonkey says:
    Mar 1, 2016 7:26 PM

    Incredible how a mediocre talent who has never shown anything gets this type of money.
    They would have been better off going after Osweiler
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Brock Osweiler…could be Scott Mitchell, Kevin Kolb, Matt Flynn and on and on and on! It’s a crapshoot, so go ahead and guarantee Brock $45MM based on 6 games.

  52. The contract isn’t as bad as it first seemed. It’s now being reported his cap number will actually only be $12.5 million for 2016, which is less then it was for 2015.

  53. Be nice if the people who agree with Wells about PSI would be willing to live in a house made of asbestos with 2nd hand smoke being pumped in.

    The “Lab” the NFL used did research that said both were not detrimental to human health.

    Gotta believe Exponent Labs would understand science, PSI, IGL etc….again Headline readers…you got the whole story. Better hope you never need a lawyer so shallow in knowledge.

  54. bleedgreenphilly says:
    Mar 2, 2016 10:39 AM
    The contract isn’t as bad as it first seemed. It’s now being reported his cap number will actually only be $12.5 million for 2016, which is less then it was for 2015.
    ——————————–

    His cap hit for 2017 is 23.5 million or 9.5 million in dead cap money if he is cut.

    If he is only on the team one year he makes 22 million, which is more than the franchise tag would’ve cost them, but the cap hit is spread over 2 years.

    I doubt the Eagles can carry a 23.5 mill cap hit for one player in 2017 so they either need to cut him or extend him. If they extend him it’s going to be for Joe Flacco money because hey, he’s Sam Bradford and he’s already making 18 mill a year for potential. Imagine how much more valuable the potential would be after another year! If they don’t the nearly $10 mill in dead cap money is not his worry and he just made more than Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, so he holds the leverage.

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