According to a report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Philadelphia Eagles seem to be in no rush to give a contract extension to Sam Bradford. The 27-year-old, whom the team acquired in March, is set to enter the 2015 season on the last year of his rookie contract.
"When the Eagles traded last month for quarterback Sam Bradford, it was believed that efforts promptly would be made to extend a contract that pays him $12.985 million in 2015, the final year of his rookie deal. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no meaningful talks have occurred.
The failure of the Eagles to make a significant effort to extend Bradford’s stay has sparked speculation in league circles that Bradford could indeed be traded again, even though coach Chip Kelly insisted that Bradford won’t be used as a bargaining chip."
As Florio notes, there is still speculation that the Eagles could trade Bradford during the 2015 NFL Draft in a deal to get Marcus Mariota. Although Chip Kelly denied the team is planning to trade Bradford, he did admit that one NFL club offered the Eagles a first round pick for the veteran signal caller. The Cleveland Browns were believed to be that team, but it appears that might not be the case.
In any event, according to Florio, Bradford is willing to sign in Philadelphia.
"Bradford currently is willing to sign a new deal that guarantees an opportunity to remain in Philadelphia in 2015 and beyond; if he’s traded again, however, we’re told he won’t do a new deal this year."
But apparently the Eagles haven't shown the same kind of interest ... yet. There was a report from last month that the Eagles were trying to re-work Bradford's contract, but nothing ever came of it.
The Eagles gave up a second round pick (along with Nick Foles and a pick swap) for Bradford so clearly Philadelphia has some level of interest in him. But until they confirm their interest with a significant contract commitment, it remains to be seen if Bradford will remain in Philadelphia.
The results of the 2015 NFL Draft should shine some more light on this situation. Will Bradford stay? Will the Eagles draft Mariota? Only one more week to go.