Sam Bradford: 'I want to be back here'
Sam Bradford said after the Eagles' 38-24 loss to the Washington Redskins that he wants to return to Philadelphia next season. It was the most emphatic the free agent-to-be has been about his future.
"I'd like to be back here," Bradford said, "but that's not my choice."
Eagles coach Chip Kelly previously said he wants Bradford back and that the team did not trade for Bradford so he would only be in Philadelphia for one season. Bradford was aware of Kelly's comments, but said there have not been any contract discussions.
"I want to be back here, like I said," Bradford said. "Obviously, we are not at the stage where we have been talking about that, but if it does present itself and I do have the opportunity, this is where I want to be."
Bradford said he has grown in the Eagles' offense. He went 37 of 56 for 380 yards for one touchdown on Saturday, and that included key drops from some of his receivers. Bradford does not want to go into another system next season.
"I've enjoyed my time here," Bradford said. "I've enjoyed being in Philadelphia. I think throughout my career, I've learned that learning new offenses every year, it's just hard to continue to improve. You are always learning. You are learning new verbiage, learning new plays, learning new systems. And I would really like to stay in the same one and have the opportunity to play a second year."