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When it comes to NFL quarterback contracts, a rising tide doesn’t necessarily lift all boats. Just ask Ryan Fitzpatrick, who gained no leverage from contracts given to players like Sam Bradford (two years, $35 million) and Brock Osweiler (four years, $72 million). Ultimately, a quarterback’s value is driven not by what others have gotten, but by what anyone will pay this specific player.
Fitzpatrick, despite the Bradford, Osweiler, and now Andrew Luck deals, can’t get eight figures per year from the Jets, or anything close to that from anyone else. Next year, that same problem could apply to Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
The story went on to say Taylor is due to earn $3 million this year, which when it comes to quarterbacks isn’t peanuts but pressed peanut sweepings. For Taylor, his value next year likely will be driven by the market for mid-level quarterbacks, if anyone out there chooses to pay him a mid-level contract, which currently is in the range of $15 million per year. Luck’s new contract doesn’t change that.
Nelson Agholor was active. The Eagles (desperately?) need him to elevate his play in his sophomore season. They would love for Agholor to develop into a home run hitter, but I’m not sure that he’s a receiver who can consistently take the lid off a secondary. But he has looked smoother running a variety of other routes. He caught an early seam pass from Carson Wentz, a post in the middle of a zone from Sam Bradford and, in perhaps his best moment, caught a comeback throw after he had turned cornerback Eric Rowe around. If Agholor can’t be a consistent deep threat, the Eagles might need to turn to free-agent addition Chris Givens during the season.
Agholor was a 5th round fantasy pick, and failed miserably to live up to that billing. The Eagles' offense is going to run at a much slower pace this year under new HC Doug Pederson, so it's an offense that will have difficulty supporting more than Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz as bona fide fantasy starters.
One of the biggest question marks facing Wentz after he was chosen No. 2 overall out of North Dakota State was; how will his game translate at the next level? It has only been two public practices, so there can’t be enough of a sample size to make an absolute determination, but so far so good. Wentz has shown a plus-NFL arm, accuracy to make every throw on the route-tree and an ability to move the pocket and buy time. Not for nothing, but Wentz also seems be ahead of Sam Bradford in terms of mastering Doug Pederson’s offense.
It's just a matter of time before Wentz is starting for the Eagles, but Bradford could hold the starting job for a while if he proves capable and the team is winning.
The deal is worth $36 million, with $26 million of that guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bradford was the #24 QB in 2015, but owned the #30 per game average. He averaged 268 yards, 1.4 TD and 1.1 INT in the 13 games in which he played at least 98% of the snaps. He's a low-end QB2.
Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm
Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm
Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm
Eagles QB Sam Bradford (left shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. Bradford is expected to start against the Cardinals, but he’s not an appealing streaming option. He has only accounted for more than one touchdown in three of his 11 games this year.
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm
Eagles QB Sam Bradford (left shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bradford is expected to start against the Cardinals, but he’s not an appealing streaming option. He has only accounted for more than one touchdown in three of his 11 games this year.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm
Eagles QB Sam Bradford (left shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Bradford is expected to start against the Cardinals, but he’s not an appealing streaming option. He has only accounted for more than one touchdown in three of his 11 games this year.
Monday, December 14, 2015, 2:04pm
"We wouldn't have traded for Sam," Kelly said, "if we only wanted him for one year."
Bradford, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, is playing his best football of the season right now, and has led the team to two-straight victories, including a 23-20 win over the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday.
Over the past four games, Bradford has five touchdowns to just one interception, and the Eagles 3-0 in the past three games he has started and finished. Things could get tricky, however, this offseason as Bradford is set to become a free agent. Bradford has improved as the season has gone on, even without many weapons around him. DeMarco Murray has struggled at RB and TE Zach Ertz is finally getting healthy as is WR Nelson Agholor.
Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm
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