Sam Bradford is heading towards the free agent market and there is a chance that he will not re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. Teams like the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, NY Jets and Houston Texans could be potential landings spots for the quarterback if he doesn't come back to Philly.
Bradford is the top quarterback hitting the market and that should make him a popular target this offseason, as a number of teams will be looking for new starters. The Eagles likely will make a run at keeping Bradford, but there have been conflicting reports about what the team wants to do at the position. According to Adam Schefter at ESPN, the Eagles are "not expected" to use the franchise tag on Bradford and may consider bringing back Nick Foles after he was traded last year.
Schefter reports that the team has "some interest" in bringing back Bradford, but that Doug Pederson also is "interested" in Foles. That report received some push back, as Zach Bowman at the Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News reported that the Eagles have not yet made a decision on whether or not to use the franchise tag on Bradford. Bowman also reports that the team has "not discussed" bringing back Foles to Philadelphia.
Either way, Bradford will be a target for teams if he makes it onto the free agent market and that gives the Eagles a month or so to decide on using the tag or not. Pro Football Focus put together a list of the possible landing spots for Bradford, pegging the Eagles, Jets, 49ers, Browns and Texans as the potential destinations for the quarterback. Bradford had a solid year last season under Chip Kelly with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while competing over 64 percent of his passes and now he could cash in on a new contract.
Bradford proved that he could stay healthy after dealing with knee injuries the previous two years, as he was able to play in 14 games for the Eagles. PFF writes that the 49ers could be a landing spot with Kelly now in San Francisco, as the team may not be committed to Colin Kaepernick for the future. The website writes that the Eagles are also still a good fit for Bradford, as Doug Pederson ran a conservative style offense with the Chiefs and that "might suit Bradford's conservative style."
The Browns had interest in Bradford last year before he was traded and this offseason the team could go after the quarterback in free agency. Johnny Manziel is all but done in Cleveland and that could lead the Browns to look at Bradford. The Jets have Ryan Fitzpatrick likely signing back in free agency, but there is a chance the team could also consider Bradford. The Texans used four different starters last season and could try and woo Bradford to get some consistency at the position.