Top 30 NFL QBs: #28
- Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles
Games Started: 14 (14 Regular Season, 0 Postseason)
Pass Completion Percentage: 65.0%
Passing Yards: 3,725
Quarterback Rating: 86.4
Yards per Attempt: 7.00
Best Game: 30-38 for 320 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception. @ New York Giants.
(Stats courtesy of ESPN and Wikipedia)
Sam Bradford has been heralded as one of the best unproven quarterbacks in the NFL for some time now. He had put up good numbers in the past, but injuries have kept him from fulfilling himself to the fullest.
With the Rams, Sam Bradford was considered to be the future at quarterback, but in a surprise trade in the madness of the Chip Kelly lead off-season for the Eagles, Bradford was sent east to Philadelphia.
He put up a respectable 3700+ yards, but his TD-INT ratio and QBR left much to be desired. This just proved what has been the conclusion of Brdaford for a couple years now, Bradford is a good quarterback with potential to be great, but struggles with consistency and remaining healthy.
The future of Bradford could hold many possibilities. He could very well become a dynamic play maker that leads Philadelphia (or any other team he winds up with) back into relevancy. However, there is a possibility that he suffers a career ending injury that cuts a potentially great career very short. Or even worse, he might simply never live up to expectations and end up one of the biggest busts in NFL history.
My guess, however, Bradford won't last in Philadelphia. After his contract expires, he will sign with a quarterback-needy team for more money than he is really worth. He will make strides in consistency, but injuries will likely remain a problem for Bradford that will haunt him through his career.
Next up, #27
Hint: A Super-Bowl MVP.
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