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.