Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that there haven’t been any meaningful talks regarding a new contract between the Eagles and QB Sam Bradford.
According to Florio, the lack of contract talks between the two parties has sparked speculation in league circles that Bradford could possibly be traded for the second time this offseason.
It’s worth mentioning that Eagles HC Chip Kelly has said previously that Bradford won’t be used as a bargaining chip, but it’s hard to take what’s being said by teams at face value this time of year.
Florio adds that Bradford would be willing to sign a new deal that would guarantee an opportunity for him to remain in Philadelphia beyond the 2015 season. However, in the event Bradford is traded again, Florio reports that Bradford would not be willing to work out a new deal this year.
There has been speculation in recent days that a three-team trade that involves Bradford heading to the Browns, the Titans trading the No. 2 overall pick for Cleveland’s No. 12 and No. 19 overall picks, and the Eagles coming away with Marcus Mariota could make sense.
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.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Bradford would free up $12.985 million in cap space for the Eagles.
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.