According to a report from NFL Media's Albert Breer, the Philadelphia Eagles and Sam Bradford have discussed a long-term contract. But it looks like a deal might not get done any time soon.
"Also, per sources, the Eagles have had preliminary contract talks with QB Sam Bradford. Sides talked a few times, but no real progress made. Bradford is due $12.985 million for 2015, giving him some leverage."
It's been a while since there's been a report about Bradford's contract. We last left off when Chip Kelly spoke during the 2015 NFL Draft and confirmed the team has had extension talks with him. Prior to that, it was ESPN's Chris Mortensen who reported that the Eagles are "very committed" to Bradford and that the team is trying to work on an extension with him.
Bradford is scheduled to be a free agent after this season. It could benefit the Eagles to get a deal done prior to the season, because if Bradford has a big year in 2015 he'll warrant a huge contract. The only problem with that line of thinking is that Bradford is in no rush to agree to a team-friendly deal. He's made plenty of money to this point in his career.
The 27-year-old quarterback obviously has a significant injury history so the Eagles will need to be cautious about how they approach this situation. Bradford is expected to be healthy by training camp, but he needs to prove he can stay on the field.