Doug Pederson says Sam Bradford ‘would fit perfectly’ into his system
Sam Bradford got a ringing endorsement from his new head coach.
The Eagles quarterback would “fit perfectly” into new coach Doug Pederson’s offensive system, according to the man himself.
“I think Sam’s a quality quarterback, I think he’s a top-notch quarterback,” said Pederson on Tuesday, via NFL Media’s Conor Orr. “Look at what he did the last half of the season. The numbers he was able to put up – he’s a quarterback that would fit perfectly into a system I’m going to bring. And so, as we evaluate that position, those decisions will be made as we go.”
Bradford is due to become a free agent in March, so the Eagles will have to pay up to keep him. His season was a mixed bag, as he threw for 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions with 3,725 yards on top of that. He seemed to come into his own a bit in the final eight games of the year, throwing 2,164 yards, ten touchdowns and five interceptions. He’ll be pleased to hear that Pederson backs him, especially after the coach who brought him in and publicly backed him even when he was struggling was let go.