EAGLES QB BRADFORD: $1M PER TD, $3.12M PER WIN, $1.2M PER START!

By Annie Ross

Dumb-o Michael Barkann ran a poll yesterday on “Philly Sports Scream” asking viewers to decide if the Eagles overpaid for quarterback Sam Bradford.

The viewers decided no, the Eagles hadn’t overpaid by about a 75-to-25 margin.

Which surprised Barkann.

So, let’s break down Bradford’s value based on his stats:

$1 million per touchdown pass: In six seasons, Bradford has thrown 78 touchdown passes. That works out to be $1 million per passing touchdown. By comparison, most quarterbacks make about half that. Peyton Manning has made $248.7 million in his career and has thrown 539 touchdown passes — or $461,469 per touchdown. Tom Brady’s career earnings are $162.8 million, and he’s thrown 428 touchdowns — netting him $380,326 for each score through the air. Heck, Bradford’s teammate, Mark Sanchez has made less per touchdown ($803,982). No quarterback among the top-32 career earners in the NFL makes more money per touchdown than Bradford.

$3.12 million per win: Bradford has won fewer games than every quarterback to start at least 60 games since he came into the league. His career record sits at 25-37-1, netting him slightly more than $3 million per win. Brady has made under $1 million per win in his career, having won 172 regular-season games. That number dips when one includes his 22 postseason victories. Manning has made about $1.34 million per win in his career. Most quarterbacks make just north of $1 million for each victory, which Bradford clearly trumps.

$56,603 per completion: Every time Bradford has dropped back and completed a pass, he’s earned himself $56,603 — or the amount some people earn in one year. That’s not a bad rate for a guy who’s completed 60.1 percent of his throws in his career. Philip Rivers, by comparison, has made $43,879 per completion. Joe Flacco, by the same token, has made $34,610 per completed pass.

$1.2 million per start: Bradford has started 63 games, or about 10 per season. Those games, however, have been kind to his bank account. For each time he’s taken the field as a starter, he’s made himself $1.2 million. While that number is on par with most quarterbacks, guys like Alex Smith ($652,686) and Russell Wilson ($529,657) have made significantly less per start.

$5,277 per passing yard: Bradford’s 14,790 career passing yards are nothing to applaud, given his average of 234.8 yards per game. That number was higher this season (266.1) in Chip Kelly’s offense, but he won’t have the benefit of running that up-tempo offense this season. Instead, he’ll work under head coach Doug Pederson and offensive coordinator Frank Reich. Pederson didn’t have the highest-powered offense last year with the Chiefs, so Bradford’s numbers could dip a bit.

$6.5 million for every 300-yard game:Bradford has thrown for more than 300 yards 12 times. In 127 starts, Tony Romo has eclipsed 300 yards 46 times, earning $2.6 million for each of those games. Carson Palmer has 43 such games in 159 starts, which comes out to $3.2 million per 300-yard performance.

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