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Doug Pederson confirms Sam Bradford is Eagles starting quarterback and Chase Daniel is the backup

QB competition over.

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Shortly after the Eagles signed Chase Daniel to a three-year contract worth $21 million with $12 million guaranteed ($36 maximum value) on Wednesday, it was reported that Daniel and Sam Bradford will compete for Philadelphia's starting quarterback job. During a press conference on Thursday, Doug Pederson cleared up the quarterback situation during his opening statement.

Pederson also shot down any speculation of Bradford being traded.

So if there was any doubt, it's now clear Bradford is the starter for 2016.

When asked about Mark Sanchez, Pederson said he's still on the roster and "could be" the No. 3 quarterback, but that's clearly not going to happen. The Eagles can save $3.5 million by cutting Sanchez or $4.5 by trading him. It's expected the Eagles will select a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft to be their No. 3.

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