The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a two-year, $36 million contract extension with quarterback Sam Bradford. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, $26 million is guaranteed.
Eagles gave QB Sam Bradford a two-year, $36 million deal, including $26 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2016
A former No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma, Bradford was acquired from the then-St. Louis Rams prior to the 2015 season in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles and two draft picks. He had missed all of the previous season due to his tearing his ACL for the second time, but managed to perform decently enough in 2015 despite that.
Bradford would go on to appear in 14 games, missing two with a shoulder injury, and threw for a career high 3,725 yards while completing 65 percent of his passes, also a personal best. Bradford also threw 19 touchdown passes, though Philadelphia went just 7-9 and missed the playoffs.
His re-signing ensures that the Eagles will indeed have a quarterback for at least 2016. Bradford was brought in under the previous regime led by coach Chip Kelly, who was fired with a week remaining in the season, and it was uncertain as to whether Kelly’s successor Doug Pederson would want to bring Bradford back or draft his own quarterback in the spring, or sign someone else entirely.
Either way, Bradford is in the City of Brotherly Love to stay, so hopefully he can stay healthy and help get the Eagles back on track.
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