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Report: Sam Bradford’s agent asked Eagles for $25 million a year


Sam Bradford’s agent reportedly asked the Philadelphia Eagles for a deal comparable to what top-tier NFL quarterbacks are receiving when he asked for a $25 million per year last offseason.

Bradford’s agent, Tom Condon, reportedly made the demand when the two sides were negotiating a contract extension for his client, according to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, who made an appearance on “NFL Insiders” Tuesday.

With a reorganization of the Eagles front office and the expulsion of Chip Kelly, it’s unclear exactly how much faith the team has in Bradford at this stage. New head coach Doug Pederson, however, didn’t rule out Bradford as the team’s long-term quarterback when making comments during a press conference earlier this week, suggesting Bradford’s skill set fits “perfectly” into his offensive approach while referring to Bradford as a “top-notch quarterback.”

Bradford played this season in the final year of his $78 million rookie deal he signed with the St. Louis Rams and made $13.9 million in 2015.

Bradford’s first season in Kelly’s system was average at best, as he completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,725 yards to go along with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

He seemed to improve as the season wore on, however, completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 1,959 yards while throwing 10 touchdown passes to only four interceptions in his last seven games.

Bradford has said he remains open to signing a new deal with the Eagles despite Kelly’s ouster, but said his ultimate decision would be based upon who the Eagles hired as head coach.

But if Bradford and his agent play hardball and stand firm on a deal in the range of $25 million per season, the quarterback’s potential desire to stay with the Eagles may be rendered moot.