Philadelphia Eagles Looking For A Stopgap Quarterback?

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Feb 23, 2016 03:35 PM EST
Sam Bradford
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford watches a play from the sidelines during a 2015 game."

The Philadelphia Eagles may not believe in Sam Bradford, and that might be a good thing. Bradford has been a franchise quarterback for two NFL teams and has failed to impress. Bradford does have skills, but they may translate as more of a backup quarterback than that of a Super Bowl legend. The Eagles and new head coach Doug Pederson have their own plans when it comes to Bradford, according to Let Bradford test free agency without wasting your franchise tag this season would be step 1. Bradford should get a couple of sniffs, but he did not do anything to really make teams believe he could be the guy to get their franchise to a Super Bowl. Step 2: Re-sign Bradford for an affordable price if available, and if not, move onto Chase Daniel of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Pederson used to coach Daniel and stated that he believes he could lead an NFL franchise one day as the starting quarterback, according to Daniel would likely be a cheaper alternative to Bradford, and this could allow the Eagles to pick up a potential franchise quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft. Currently the Eagles have the 13th overall pick and only one team ahead of them is definitely taking a quarterback. Pederson believes in this method of signing a veteran quarterback and then drafting a rookie franchise quarterback, according to The plan would be to let him learn from the bench under a seasoned starter. Pederson believes in this method because he did it 16 years ago with Donovan McNabb. Realistically, it is an uncharacteristically smart move from an organization that has made a lot of mistakes over the last couple of seasons. 



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