I’m pinch-blogging for T-Mac on the mailbag this week. Let’s get right to the questions.
@SheilKapadia Please shine a light on how it makes sense to pay a $11MM premium for this year on Bradford vs. Foles. Still befuddles me.
— Kurt Jetta, Ph.D. (@kurtjetta) July 13, 2015
The simple answer is upside. Regular readers know that I was never a huge Nick Foles guy. I like his size and toughness, but it always felt like he had limitations. Of course, the same can be said about a lot of quarterbacks.
Sam Bradford has a better arm, could be a better decision-maker (his 2.2 INT rate is third-best among active QBs who have thrown at least 1,500 passes) and matches Foles in the intangible categories (toughness, leadership, character, etc.). Clearly, Chip Kelly felt like what he can get out of Bradford at 100 percent will be better than what he got out of Foles. Read more »