By Peter Gleason
Eagles coach Chip Kelly wants to re-sign quarterback Sam Bradford to a multi-year contract.
Actually, it’s only a surprise, surprise to the Bradford-haters in the lame-ass local media — like Eliot Shorr-Parks who posted a piece today listing the numerous QBs he’d take over Bradford, like Tom Brady!
“We wouldn’t have traded for Sam,” Kelly said at his 1 pm presser, “if we only wanted him for one year.”
Bradford, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, is playing his best football of the season right 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.
If the Eagles can win the NFC East, and they are in prime position to do so, Bradford will hit the free agency market as a division-winning quarterback, and is just 28-years old.
Bradford will also be coming off of his best season in the NFL, and if he doesn’t miss another game, he will have missed just two games this season, answering some of the questions about his health.
A potential comparison is the four-year, $77 million deal the Miami Dolphins gave to Ryan Tannehill this past offseason, with $45 million guaranteed.