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Eagles QB Sam Bradford Plans To Play Out Contract & Maximize Value

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media mentioned on Monday’s NFL Total Access that Eagles QB Sam Bradford still intends to play out the final year of his contract rather than negotiate a long-term deal.

  • According to Rapoport, Bradford waiting to sign an extension would give him a better opportunity to maximize his value, even though he’s taking a big risk in the process.

Albert Breer previously reported that the Eagles and Bradford have had “preliminary” contract talks, but have made “no real progress” towards an agreement. According to Breer, the two sides have spoken on multiple occasions about a new contract for Bradford.

While there’s a lot of risk being taken by Bradford, the Eagles and Chip Kelly will give him a clear opportunity to have rebound and put together a solid season before exploring his market value. Plus, the salary cap is still projected to increase even further next year, so it can’t hurt to have teams armed with more cap space to work with.

Bradford, 27, has yet to live up to his draft status and is coming off of back-to-back ACL tears, so there are some serious concerns/question marks about him moving forward.

He has one year remaining on his six-year, $78 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed. Bradford stands to make a base salary of $12.985 million for the 2015 season to go along with a cap figure of $12.985 million.

Bradford last appeared in an NFL game during the 2013 season. He finished the year throwing for 1,687 yards while completing 60.7 percent of his passes to go along with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions over the course of seven games.

We’ll have more regarding Bradford and a new deal with the Eagles as the news is available.

 

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