Sam Bradford Discussing Extension with Eagles
According to NFL,com reporter Albert Breer, the Eagles and quarterback Sam Bradford have begun discussing a contract extension. Per the report, the talks have been preliminary and no real progress has been made yet.
The two sides, have talked “a few” times, per the tweet by the reporter.
Playing in the final year of his rookie deal he signed with the Rams, Bradford is a possible extension candidate without question, but his injury history makes giving him an extension now a huge risk without seeing if he can make it through the season.
While signing Bradford does have some risk, things sound good for the former first overall pick in the draft. Bradford said this week if he's not ready for 11-on-11 drills by training camp it means "something has gone terribly wrong" and Eagles coach Chip Kelly sounded like he expected Bradford to be ready on August 2 when the team opens camp.
"God, we hope so," Kelly said on Tuesday.
Bradford has been limited to just 7-on-7 work during OTAs and there is no definitive timetable on when he will be ready, but it could be August 2 and it could be with a new contract.,