Report: Bradford to Play Out Final Year of Deal
ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Eagles are no longer engaged in extension talks with QB Sam Bradford who is playing under the final year of his original rookie deal, where he'll earn close to $13 million this season and be eligible for free agency in March.
Bradford holds most of the cards here, he has made a ton of money during his NFL career, signing a $50 million guarantee his rookie year as the top overall pick in the 2010 draft. He is essential betting on himself, and knows if he has a breakout season he could cash in big, either by getting a extension with the Eagles, or getting the franchise tag.
The report suggested that Bradford's preseason success changed his mind about here he is as a player right now. Bradford completed 10-of-10 passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles' third preseason game leading them to touchdowns on all three of his drives. He played just one series in the Eagles first preseason game against the Ravens, completing 3-of-5 passes for 35 yards.
(Listen to ESPN.com NFL Nation Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan discuss Sam Bradford)