The Philadelphia Eagles and star quarterback Sam Bradford have suspended contract negotiations, according to an ESPN report. The Eagles acquired Bradford in a trade involving previous starting quarterback Nick Foles earlier in the offseason.
In June, Bradford said that his knee feels fine and played well in Philadelphia’s preseason games. It appears that Bradford is prepared to play the 2015 season without a new contract and wants to play out the final year of his current contract, which will pay him $12.95 million in the upcoming season.
Bradford, who is coming of two torn ACL surgeries in the last two seasons, is taking a risk but is pegged to earn more if he can prove he can stay on the field healthy. The 27-year-old Bradford has accumulated 11,065 passing yards with 59 touchdowns against 38 interceptions in his career.
He played for the St. Louis Rams in his first five years in the league before being dealt to Philadelphia. The Eagles went 3-1 in the 2015 preseason with wins over the Indianapolis Colts (36-10), Baltimore Ravens (40-17) and Green Bay Packers (39-26) and a loss to the New York Jets (24-18).
Bradford looked sharp in most games he played during the preseason, including logging in 121 passing yards on 10 of 10 completions with 3 touchdowns against the Packers.
Before the preseason games, there were talks of negotiations of a new long-term contract between the Eagles and Bradford, who has missed 31 of 80 regular season games in his career.
The Eagles open their season against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.