28-Year-Old Quarterback – Philadelphia Eagles
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Bradford was traded to the Eagles in March, sending his stock higher than ever. Talent wasn't the issue in St. Louis: injuries and team context held him back. Bradford is coming off back-to-back left ...
Sam Bradford Contract Information:
Bradford reached an agreement with the Rams on a six-year, $78 million contract in July of 2010 that could increase to as much as $86 million. The deal includes $50 million in guaranteed money.
Bradford (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest in Detroit.
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Sam Bradford: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Though he's still listed with both issues on the injury report, Bradford has already passed through the concussion protocol. His availability for Thursday's game against the Lions is still in serious question, as the injury to his left shoulder is a potential multi-week issue. If healthy, Bradford figures to start, given how poorly Mark Sanchez played in Sunday's blowout loss to Tampa Bay.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Although the Eagles have a quick turnaround for their Thanksgiving matchup against the Lions, Bradford's return to practice suggests he has some shot to be ready for the game. There was talk that he might lose the starting job to Mark Sanchez, who subsequently threw three interceptions in Sunday's blowout loss to Tampa Bay. It's now a safe bet that Bradford will start Thursday's game if he is healthy enough to play.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)As a result, Mark Sanchez will start at QB for the Eagles on Sunday, while Bradford's Week 12 status remains cloudy as well, with the team on a quick turnaround and set to play the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)With Bradford also dealing with left shoulder issue in addition to his concussion, he continues to look pretty iffy for Sunday's game against the Bucs. In the event that he is ruled out for the contest -- and such an outcome could arrive Friday upon the release of the Eagles' final Week 11 injury report -- Mark Sanchez would be in line to start at QB in his place this weekend.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Bradford's 2014 season was cut short by another torn left ACL, which paves the way for Shaun Hill to take over as the Rams' starting QB.
When Bradford posted 3,512 yards and 18 touchdowns as a rookie in 2010, many believed the next great fantasy quarterback was upon us. In the past two seasons, though, Bradford hasn't been able to complete 60 percent of his passes. There were many signs of improvement last year, however, including career-highs in YPA (6.7), touchdowns (21) and yards (3,702). Although the Rams let go of running back Steven Jackson, Bradford will actually have a better supporting cast in 2013 than ever before. St. Louis made it a priority to upgrade its offense in the offseason, adding tight end Jared Cook in free agency and drafting college teammates Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey to play wide receiver. The Rams also signed offensive tackle Jake Long – a move that could actually be more valuable to Bradford than the acquisitions of the skill players.
For Bradford, 2012 needs to be the year he breaks out. It takes a leap of faith to expect it to happen, but he just seems too talented to fail. Moreover, the Rams have finally given him some talent at wideout. Second-round pick Brian Quick is a big (6-3, 220) target with a huge wingspan, and fourth-round pick Chris Givens is a field stretcher who should at least have the effect of a poor man’s Torrey Smith. In addition, second-round running back Isaiah Pead will give Bradford a dangerous home-run threat in the backfield that’s bound to make some plays on screen passes. Bradford could make an Alex Smith-like jump in 2012 after averaging just six yards per pass and throwing 24 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in his first 26 NFL games.
Considering he missed most of his final collegiate season in 2009 at Oklahoma with a shoulder injury, Bradford’s rookie year was promising. In addition to having his team in the hunt for a (weak as the NFC West might be) division title, Bradford threw more touchdowns (18) than interceptions (15) and completed 60 percent of his passes. As a smart player with a quick release and rare accuracy, Bradford only figures to improve. The additions of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, tight end Lance Kendricks (second round) and wideouts Austin Pettis (third round) and Greg Salas (fourth round) are all helpful, too.
The Rams seem committed to throwing Bradford into the fire. If Bradford does have to throw a lot, as Matthew Stafford did in ‘09, the results will not be pretty nor productive for your fantasy squad — especially if your league subtracts for picks. Bradford also has some injury risk as he was beaten up last year at Oklahoma. Any No. 1 overall pick with the level of production Bradford achieved in college is worthy of keeper league consideration. But beyond that, avoid.