Chip Kelly defends Bradford trade, dispels Mariota rumors
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Chip Kelly defends Bradford trade, dispels Mariota rumors
Wednesday March 11th, 2015

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said the Eagles were offered a first-round draft pick for quarterback Sam Bradford.

Bradford was traded to Philadelphia for quarterback Nick Foles ​and draft-pick compensation on Tuesday.

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The former No. 1 pick sat out all of last season after tearing his ACL in a preseason game in August. Last month, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Bradford was ahead of schedule on his rehabilitation.

Over 49 career games, the 27-year-old has completed 58.6% of his passes for more than 11,000 yards with 59 touchdowns and 38 interceptions. In 2012, his last full season, Bradford threw for 3,702 yards, 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. 

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Bradford is set to make $13 million in 2015 as part of a six-year, $78 million rookie contract with a reported $50 million in guaranteed money.​

- Molly Geary

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