Bacon, Eggs and Eagles – Is Sam Bradford A Franchise QB?


When Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly trade for injury prone quarterback Sam Bradford, many thought he was crazy. But can Bradford finally end the team’s search for a franchise quarterback? Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report sure believes so as he wrote about why Bradford will in fact be the answer the Eagles have been searching for at quarterback. Also, how many wide receivers do the Eagles have in the league’s top 100 at the position? All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles?

Sam Bradford Will Be the Franchise QB Chip Kelly’s Eagles Have NeededIan Wharton of

"The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2015 offseason had as much action as a recent Game of Thrones episode, minus the dragons. As head coach Chip Kelly has fully embraced his personnel power for the first time, he’s been reworking the Eagles roster to great extent. His biggest gamble this offseason will be his investment in quarterback Sam Bradford becoming a franchise player.Bradford was acquired from the St. Louis Rams for quarterback Nick Foles and a pair of mid-round draft picks. We’ll see how those draft picks turn out, but as far as the talent swap of Foles for Bradford, the Eagles won in a landslide. The obvious caveat with Bradford is his extensive injury history."

B/R NFL 1000: Ranking the Top 100 Wide Receivers from 2014Matt Miller of

"Who is the best player in the NFL? Not based on the last 10 years or one game, but over the last year: Who was the best?Good luck answering that one without starting a fight, right?Well, that’s what the NFL 1000 aims to do by scouting, grading and then ranking the best players at each position before putting them in order and breaking ties to come up with the top 1,000 players. No narratives, no fantasy football points, no “QBR”—this is cold, hard scouting."

Mark Sanchez making the most of work with first-team offenseZach Berman of

"Mark Sanchez spent the spring the way he finished last season – taking snaps as the Eagles’ first-team quarterback. Depending on Sam Bradford’s health, this week’s mandatory minicamp might be Sanchez’s last opportunity to take the majority of the snaps.The Eagles will practice Tuesday through Thursday before packing up for summer and returning for training camp Aug. 2. Bradford could be recovered from the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee by the start of camp. Although coach Chip Kelly said it would be an open competition at quarterback, the Eagles probably did not surrender Nick Foles and a second-round pick for a healthy Bradford to hold a clipboard on the sideline."

Eagles like group of rookie cornerbacksLes Bowen of

"CURTIS MARSH, Trevard Lindley, Jack Ikegwuonu, Rashad Barksdale, Macho Harris.The ongoing disaster at the safety position gets more attention, but Brandon Boykin, taken in the fourth round in 2012, is the only cornerback the Eagles have drafted since 2002 who has made a significant contribution to the team.In 2002, the Birds drafted Lito Sheppard in the first round and Sheldon Brown in the second, so, that season, they had Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor as their starters, Al Harris for the nickel, and Sheppard and Brown just in case. Every one of those guys eventually was named to at least one Pro Bowl during his career (though Brown turned down his invitation)."

Eagles rookie NFL player comparisons: Eric Rowe editionJimmy Kempski of

"A number of you have asked what players the Eagles rookies remind me of so far. We’re only a few practices into OTAs at this point in the offseason, and the Eagles haven’t run enough team drills to really get a great in-person sense of what they’ll be as pros. However, I do have some initial thoughts on players comps. Earlier this week we looked at a comparison for Nelson Agholor. Today we’ll tackle Eric Rowe.I really struggled coming up with a comp for Rowe. In researching it, a lot of the same names re-surfaced over and over. I think what happens there is that websites just recycle names they’ve seen elsewhere. Here are some of those recycled names you can find in a lot of places, and my thoughts on the comparisons:"

Ever since the Eagles traded for Darren Sproles, I’ve been a supporter of the “Legion of Zoom” nickname. Glad to see the team’s official Twitter account is on board as well.

More from Inside the Iggles