Bradford Remains in Philly

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Today, Sam Bradford and the Philadelphia Eagles reached a shocking deal worth $36 million dollars with $26 million being guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal could reach $40 mil, according to Rand Getlin. The Eagles keep their signal caller to potentially be a stop gap answer to allow them to draft Paxton Lynch at the 13th spot in the 2016 NFL draft and to allow him to learn the playbook, also to groom and transition into a NFL life.

In addition, Bradford did not fit Chip Kelly’s system due to the fact that he is not a mobile quarterback. Bradford is better under center than in a shotgun, pistol like formation. Bradford will fit Pederson’s offense to a better extent, which is more under center and in a normal shotgun formation.

Furthermore, if Bradford produced good numbers in a up and down season in a offense he did not fit in, I personally want to find out what he can do in an offense that fits him. In 2015, Bradford started 14 games and missed the other two with injury. He piled up an 7-7 record with a career high in completion percentage of 65%. He threw 19 touchdowns and forced 14 interceptions despite at least 3 or 4 of them being the receivers fault, which the receiving group did have a down season as a whole except for Zach Ertz. He concluded the season with a quarterback rating (QBR) of 41.83% and threw the football for 3725 yards.

Finally, Eagles fans have been through enough in the past couple of seasons, but Bradford will end up being a solid fit under this new regime. Overall, the offense will look better.

Grade: B+

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