The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed Sam Bradford to a two-year contract on Tuesday. They've committed to him as their 2016 starter. But did the team have their eyes on another quarterback before the Bradford deal happened? Here's an interesting note from Ian Rapoport.
There were a few teams, including the #Eagles, #Jets, and #Broncos, waiting to see how the #Skins handled Kirk Cousins before proceeding— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 1, 2016
This is a slightly interesting because current Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman reportedly wanted Kirk Cousins instead of Nick Foles in the 2012 NFL Draft. If the Redskins placed the transition tag on Cousins, which was a reported possibility, the Eagles could have signed him to an offer sheet and forced Washington to either match it or lose him.
Or maybe the Eagles weren't as interested in Cousins as they were interested to see how Washington's decision would impact the QB market.
But all of this is moot now. Washington placed the franchise tag on Cousins and he'll likely be their franchise quarterback moving forward. Congrats, D.C.
$19.9 million pic.twitter.com/cmDgpJl5dB— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) March 1, 2016