PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sam Bradford set career-high marks in completion percentage (65.0), passing yards (3,725) and yards per attempt (seven) under Chip Kelly last season.
But with Kelly out and former NFL quarterback Doug Pederson in, it didn’t stop Bradford from signing a new two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. And it certainly did not curb his enthusiasm for the future.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
“I think the fact that he played the position was a huge bonus for me,” Bradford said of Pederson, during a press conference held on Thursday afternoon. “I think, being able to have conversations with someone who has been on the field and who has seen it from the quarterback’s perspective — I think that was huge. Also, the fact that the offense is very similar to what we ran with [Pat] Shurmur when I was in St. Louis. It’s something that — obviously it’s going to be new, it’s going to be a transition, it’s going to take time — but it is something that I am familiar with.READ MORE: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
“We’ve kind of briefly talked about some of the terminology and some of the words and things, that we use, are fairly similar,” Bradford continued. “Obviously it’s going to take some re-learning because it’s been a few years since I’ve heard and used those terms. But I think my familiarity with that type of offense and that system, and obviously his pedigree, and him playing the position are really why I really wanted to come back too.”MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Trial: Pennsylvania National Guard Activated To Philadelphia As Officials Prepare For Verdict
Bradford was asked if there was any consideration in following Kelly to San Francisco. His response? “Nuh uh.”