Eagles coach expects Sam Bradford to return to Philadelphia next year
Sam Bradford didn't have a choice this offseason. He had to play for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles traded for Bradford this offseason, shipping Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams in return.
This upcoming offseason, Bradford will have the opportunity to choose where he would like to play football. Bradford is in his final year of his six-year, $78.045 million deal he signed prior to the 2010 season.
But at least one member of the Eagles' coaching staff is confident Bradford will play his season in midnight-green, silver, black and white.
“I expect him to (re-sign),” offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur told Eliot Shorr-Parks of nj.com. “All along he has expressed that he enjoys what we are doing he likes our offense he likes our culture here.”
Bradford has done an adequate job in his first year as the Eagles' quarterback. In 13 games this season, Bradford has thrown for 3,405 yards, just 297 yards fewer than his single-season high (in a full 16-game season). Bradford has also completed 64 percent of his passes, which, should he maintain it after the Eagles' final matchup against the New York Giants, would set a career high.
Offseason moves may be made for the Eagles, who will not qualify for the playoffs this year. But one thing at least one member of Philadelphia's coaching staff seems pretty sure of is a quarterback change won't be one of them.