New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson maintains Sam Bradford will be the starter under center heading into the 2016 season.
After signing Chase Daniel to a deal making him the highest paid backup in the league, speculation around a quarterback competition between Daniel and Bradford has been widely circulated. This, despite the Eagles giving Bradford $22 million guaranteed.
However, Bradford shouldn’t get caught on his heels, as Daniel spent three years under Pederson in Kansas City, so he knows the offense. That could put Bradford on a short leash, especially as he failed to impress last season, even as the now departed Chip Kelly’s hand picked quarterback.
Daniel has thrown for 464 yards and one touchdown and one interception in his career. Last year, Bradford threw for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, while completing 65 percent of his passes for a 86.4 passer rating.
On March 1, Bradford signed a two-year, $36 million deal to stay with in Philadelphia.
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