Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford struggled during the first half of the season with turnovers playing a big role in creating the problems that helped Philly to a 3-4 record after their first seven games.
Things have been better over Bradford’s last four starts. After throwing 10 interceptions in his first seven games, Bradford has just one in the last four and the Eagles have won three of those games to keep themselves in the mix for the NFC East crown. It sounds like coach Chip Kelly expects Bradford’s results to continue to improve in the final three weeks as a result of Bradford’s growing experience in the offense.
“Name any quarterback playing at a really high level now and they’ve been playing in the system for years, not for months, and that’s what Sam’s case is,” Kelly said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “He’s just been playing in our system for months. But I’ve said it and I’ll continue to say it, I just see improvement from Sam on a weekly basis that gets you excited about him.”
Based on that trajectory, it’s not surprising that Kelly was also talking about Bradford’s return for the 2016 season. Contract talks have been on hold since the preseason, but Kelly said the team “wouldn’t have traded for” Bradford if they thought he would be gone after the 2015 season and his feelings about what more time in the system would bring suggests the team isn’t looking to start over again next year.