With a few days until the start of free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles wasted no time with soon to be free agent quarterback Sam Bradford. The team resigned the quarterback to a 2-year deal worth $32 million with $26 million in guaranteed money.
In 14 games last season, Bradford threw for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, with a passer rating of 86.4. In his first season as Eagles starting quarterback, coming from Los Angeles Rams for Nick Foles, he put up alright numbers with the receivers that he had to work with.
Even though he did throw 19 interceptions, most of his passes were accurately thrown passes to receivers who could not hold on into the ball, leading them into interceptions.
Leading up into free agency, a lot of reports were going around that the team and Bradford were not seeing eye to eye on a band new contract. The team now have a veteran quarterback that has potential to become a solid quarterback.
On the Bradford side of things, he was smart to take the two-year deal, which still gives him a good amount of money. He still has not proven that he is worth the money that he wants. With the two-year deal, he will have to produce good and consistent numbers in the next two seasons.
If he can do all of that during the next two seasons, Bradford could be looking at a big money long term deal in two years.
This is a good deal for both sides, the team did not have to break the bank and Bradford is still getting paid the money that he wants, but just not the years that he necessarily wanted.
Two years is a good deal for a guy that has been injury prone for most of his career, but could perform at a high level when he is at 100 percent.