“They were big fans of Bradford,” Eskin explained. “They’re not as big of fans of Bradford because obviously they will not sign him to the contract that he turned down which was about $18 million a year.”
On Wednesday, Bradford denied that report, saying it “must have gotten lost in the mail.”
“That offer must have gotten lost in the mail,” Bradford said, via CSN Philly. “I never saw that one. … I think those thoughts are a long way down the road. Obviously we have a big game against Dallas this week. Last week was more about stepping away and getting my mind right and getting ready for this week.”
Andrew Brandt has told that the Eagles’ offer to Bradford was less than $13 million he’s making this year. Brandt adds that these types of offers essentially boil down to: “we’ll pay you $12 million or so, then we’ll see.”
There were reports from months ago that the Eagles were trying to sign Bradford to an extension, but he preferred to bet on himself and test free agency next year.
However, the season hasn’t exactly gone as he anticipated, and there’s now some question as to how much interest he’ll actually generate next year.
Bradford, 27, is in the final year of his six-year, $78 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $12.985 million for the 2015 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent next year.
This season, Bradford has thrown for 1,561 yards while completing 63.2 percent of his passes to go along with nine touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 23 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Bradford and the Eagles as the news is available.