The NFL franchise tag deadline is 4 p.m. ET on March 1st, meaning teams are running out of time to get a long-term contract complete. The only Philadelphia Eagles player worth tagging is QB Sam Bradford, and the two sides could be close to agreeing to a new contract before that deadline.
Expect Bradford and #Eagles to announce contract agreement soon.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 29, 2016
Allbright didn't reveal any specifics of the deal, but he has a solid track record for breaking stories. In addition, NFL.com reported the team did increase its offer to Bradford over the weekend. The team could give Bradford an incentive-laded deal like the ones Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick received.
Bradford was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the then-St. Louis Rams last offseason. The Eagles gave up Nick Foles, who struggled badly with the Rams, and a second round pick.
In his first season under now-fired head coach Chip Kelly, Bradford had one of his best-ever seasons. In 14 games, he completed a career-best 65 percent of his passes for 3,725 yards, 19 TDs and 14 picks. Bradford struggled early, but improved as the season went on.
The Eagles don't have much behind Bradford, unless they plan on giving Mark Sanchez another starting shot. If Bradford were to hit the open market, several teams would be interested in signing him, which could drive up his value.Back to the Philadelphia Eagles Newsfeed