December 17, 2015
With the 2015 regular season soon coming to an end, speculation is building on whether or not Sam Bradford will return to the Eagles in 2016. On Monday, Chip Kelly said rather bluntly that he would like to have Bradford back for the long haul.
On Wednesday, Bradford did not reciprocate Chip's love.
Today, the "NFL Now" Twitter account posted a graphic of eight quarterbacks who could hit the free agent market this offseason, shown here:
Tim McManus of Birds 24/7 turned to CBS' Joel Corry to determine what Bradford could realistically make on the open market as a free agent this offseason. (Spoiler -- It could be $15-20 million per season).
Of the quarterbacks pictured above, Bradford will probably be paid the most of the group. Should he be? Well, strictly on numbers, God no. Let's take a look at the above group, and compare them from a 2015 numbers perspective:
We're not exactly comparing Bradford to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees here. We're comparing him guys like Hoyer, Cousins, and Fitzpatrick, and it still isn't good.
I like the line from Moneyball delivered by Brad Pitt -- "If he's a good hitter, why doesn't he hit good?"
Well, if Sam Bradford is a good quarterback worth $15-20 million dollars per season, shouldn't he quarterback good?
*NOTE: NFL Now should not have included Tyrod Taylor in their graphic, as he signed a three-year deal in March.
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