Quarterback Sam Bradford made the move from the Rams to the Eagles last offseason, but he said Thursday that he had no desire to head to another team this offseason.
Bradford won’t be moving on after signing a two-year deal with the Eagles this week. Bradford said at a press conference to discuss the deal that there was “never been a moment I haven’t enjoyed it here” and that he told agent Tom Condon early on that he wanted to remain in Philadelphia.
“This is where I wanted to be,” Bradford said, via Philly.com. “I wanted to be back here. I knew that. To finally get it done, to know I was going to be back here and not have to worry about anything else, it was a huge relief.”
Bradford said he wasn’t concerned about the span of the deal because he feels that his contract “will take care of itself” if he continues to play the way he did at the end of last season. The Eagles have changed coaching staffs since then, but that he likes what he’s heard from new coach Doug Pederson and called it “a huge advantage” to be heading into the offseason without any health issues that will keep him from focusing on the offense.
That upswing in the second half was the latest change in fortunes for Bradford in a career filled with them. The deal he signed with the Eagles is a bet that he’ll be able to hold onto that form and break that cycle once and for all.