By Peter Gleason
Eagles fans and the media have been wondering:
Will rehabbing QB Sam Bradford be under center when the 2015 season opens Sept. 14 in Atlanta?
The Eagles started their organized team activities this week, but Bradford hasn’t been a full participant.
Bradford is recovering from his second torn ACL in as many years and the Eagles have been easing him into the flow of things with individual drills this week while Mark Sanchez takes the first-team snaps in team work. Coach Chip Kelly said the plan is for that to change next week when Bradford should begin participating in the 7-on-7 portions of practice.
“He is on schedule,” Kelly said at today’s presser. “We all think there’s three phases — there’s medical rehab, performance rehab, and prepare to play. He’s probably at the tail end of medical rehab. He’ll probably start throwing some 7 on 7 next week, and I think he’s right on schedule.”
The Eagles haven’t named Bradford as the team’s starter, but Kelly didn’t trade for a player making $12 million for him to sit on the bench behind Sanchez, Matt Barkley or Tim Tebow unless the reasons for doing so were too compelling to resist. As long as Bradford is healthy, it’s hard to imagine other reasons qualifying.