Sam Bradford is the Eagles’quarterback. People wanted Mariota, or Foles, or Manziel (really), or anyone other than Bradford. But it’s Bradford, whether you like it or not. And knowing full well that you don’t like it, the Eagles have turned up the hype meter to dangerous levels:
EAGLES PR MACHINE IN OVERDRIVE!
Zach Ertz was a guest on Quick Slants and said that he doesn’t think he’s “thrown with a guy that has a stronger arm than Sam Bradford.” Ertz’s quarterback in college was Andrew Luck. And so, the crazy-ass headline.
Of course, it’s also worth remembering that “stronger arm” doesn’t mean better quarterback, or even good quarterback. Many other traits and factors come into play. Working ACLs, for example. So nice try, Eagles machine. But maybe let’s dial it back until, you know, Bradford shows that he can walk and run like a real human first. And then we can start with the comparisons… to mid-level NFL starting quarterbacks.