Sam Bradford and the Philadelphia Eagles are no longer discussing a short-term contract extension, according to a report from Ed Werder of ESPN. This is interesting because Werder previously reported Bradford and the Eagles were having talks about a short-term extension. That report originated in early August, however. A lot has changed since then, as noted here:
Source says #Eagles no longer engaged with Sam Bradford in attempt negotiate short-term extension. His preseason success changed dynamics— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 9, 2015
Bradford did look great in the preseason. The 27-year-old quarterback finished the summer with the following stat line: 13/15 (86.7%), 156 yards (10.4 yards per attempt), 3 TD, 0 INT, and a 149.6 passer rating. While it was only a brief glimpse, Bradford showed what his potential can be in Chip Kelly's offense.
With Bradford completely healthy and feeling confident in his ability, he likely feels there's no reason to agree to a short-term extension now. He has all the more reason to bet on himself and earn a big, long-term deal.
It remains to be seen if/when the Eagles will work out a deal. In the meantime, the team will be very happy if he continues to play well. Paying a legitimate franchise quarterback is typically a good problem for teams to have.