WITH his rookie deal expiring at the end of the 2015 season, QB Sam Bradford will officially become a Free Agent. He will now be able to peddle his wares to the highest bidder. The going rate (from what I keep reading) is 25 million dollars per year, and much ballyhoo has been made about how his play improved down the stretch of this last season. Based on that improvement many people are asking the 25 million dollar question: Should the Eagles be the highest bidder for Bradford’s services?
For two very important reasons, the answer to that question is “No”.
First, team owner Jeff Lurie keeps talking about needing to have a franchise QB. This raises the question of whether Bradford qualifies. I can’t think of one reputable source willing to go out on a limb and use that term and Bradford’s name in the same sentence. That term being, franchise QB. Some people are willing to debate with you over if Bradford is one, and right there they lose. If a guy is franchise QB (even if they hate him) people acknowledge that he is, they don’t debate it.
Secondly, Bradford improved in a system that A) is no longer here, and B) will replaced with a system he was less than stellar in, back in St. Louis under Pat Shurmur.
So there you have it. Sam Bradford is clearly not worth the goddamned money. Now let us all brace for the 6 year, 32 million per year deal he’ll get, because this is the Eagles, and our Front Office specializes in giving Eagles fans ulcers and nosebleeds.