The Eagles announced Tuesday that they had finally signed Sam Bradford, inking the quarterback to a two-year deal worth $36 million. In the deal, $26 million will be guaranteed.
Bradford, who isessentially the Eagles 2016 second round pick (due to the fact that he was traded for Nick Foles and the Birds second rounder last spring) returns to the helm of an offense that was inconsistent last season.
Even missing several games with a concussion and shoulder injury, Bradford, 28,threw fora career-high 3,725 yards, the fourth-highest yardage total in franchise history last season.
All during the winter, teammates and front office members, including Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson, voiced their desire to bring Bradford back, saying the ball was in his court.
“Player wanted to be in Philadelphia,” source close to Bradford talks says via the Inquirer’s Les Bowen.
The deal is a bit lower per season than the franchise tag designation, which would have cost the Eagles $19.9 million for one season.
It is widely expected that the Eagles will draft a quarterback to mold and train for the future.
Bradford won a Heisman Trophy with Oklahoma before winning a Rookie of the Year award with the Rams.
Adam Schefter, who broke the news, said there were also $4 million in incentives in the contract as well. The exact structure of the deal (and whether the Birds can cut him loose after one season) is not yet known.The deal came just before the 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline Tuesday.