Sam Bradford met the media for the first time since signing his new two year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles and had some interesting things to say. Perhaps the most interesting, was his plans for the off-season which involve both Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz.
“I’ve been talking to Jordan and Ertz, trying to get them out to Oklahoma to hang out. We’re trying to find some dates in the next month to work out and throw and to spend time together at this which at this time of the year is the most important thing.”
This should come as no surprise. We know that Jordan Matthews already planned to work with Bradford this offseason from his responses after the Eagles final game of 2015. That and both Ertz and Matthews expressed their support for Bradford on twitter both days before and after the contract was signed.
It’s great that Bradford is looking to really build up a rapport with two of the biggest playmakers on the team, and judging by the fact that Matthews is already watching Kansas City game tape, this is a very hungry group of guys. Whilst watching tape is important, there’s already a sense of familiarity for Bradford however.
“The offense is very similar to what we ran with Shurmur in St. Louis.” Bradford claimed before later saying “it’s something I am familiar with.”
“My familiarity with that type of offense and system and his (Doug Pederson’s) pedigree are really why I wanted to come back too”
Among other topics, Bradford spoke about the challenges he’s faced in his career so far and what being back in Philadelphia means to him.
“I think it’s been up and down, i’ve faced a lot of different challenges in my first six years with injuries and learning new offenses but i think my best days are ahead of me”
“I’m not concerned with the length of the contract, my main aim was to be back in Philadelphia”
“I’ve always enjoyed my time here, Philadelphia is a great sports city, our fans are the most passionate in the league”
Despite being constantly hounded by the press, Bradford continued to reenforce his point that the length of the contract is not what matters here as it’s a deal that benefits both parties..what really matters is that Bradford is playing where he wants to play.