Sam Bradford Passes First Test During Eagles Debut
It was a year ago tomorrow that Sam Bradford went down with his second ACL injury while playing for the Rams.
Tonight, he made his Eagles debut tonight playing one series in the game against the Ravens, completing 3-of-5 passes for 35 yards and leading the team to a touchdown.
"It was good, took a few hits tonight, got back up and feel good," Bradford said. "Was one of those boxes that had to be checked."
"I thought he looked good for his first time out there," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said about his quarterback.
He also took a couple of big hits, one of which was a low blow, drawing a roughing the passer penalty, the second one he took a shot right up-the-middle from Brian Williams where he was slow getting up - but stayed in the game and led the team to a touchdown.
"To take that first hit, get back up and go under center felt good," Bradford stated.
It was Bradford first game action since tearing his ACL last preseason, after the Eagles held him out of the preseason opener as a precaution he passed the first test.
"There are things I need to clean up," admitted Bradford. "I think there's still some work that I need to do to be ready for the season."
So will we see Bradford play next week against the Packers in the Eagles third preseason game?
"Right now I don't know," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly explained after the game.