Something seems fundamentally off. J.J. Watt’s deal doesn’t average $18 million per year. Julio Jones’ contract doesn’t get there. Tony Romo’s extension is $18 million per season, but Romo had virtually infinite leverage and has been a far better quarterback than his NFC East counterpart.

I don’t think it’s a good deal for the Eagles, given Sam Bradford’s level of play during his pro career. What I do want, however, is to try to understand it. The Eagles could have locked Bradford up on a one-year deal for $20 million with the franchise tag. Instead, they chose to guarantee Bradford more than $6 million more as part of a two-year pact.

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