April 23, 2024

Howie Roseman: James Bradberry didn’t play how we expected, he’s driven to improve

A 12 months in the past, Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman signed cornerback James Bradberry to a three-year, $38 million contract, with $20 million assured. It didn’t pan out.

Bradberry had a really disappointing 2023 season, culminating in a benching through the playoff loss to the Buccaneers. But Roseman stated the Eagles aren’t giving up on Bradberry, who’s motivated to show he’s the participant the Eagles thought they had been getting once they signed him to that contract.

“I think it’s obvious to everyone, including JB, that JB didn’t have the year that he was expecting and that we were expecting,” Roseman stated, by way of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. “I think, obviously, he understands that and he is driven to show that he is the player that he was in 2022.”

Roseman stated he’s nonetheless optimistic Bradberry will play all three years of his contract.

“He has had some adversity in his career, where he had a bad year and he bounced back from that,” Roseman stated. “Obviously, when we signed him, we did it believing that he was going to be a part of this team for those three years. And did it based on the data we had on him and obviously watching him play. And so we had some objective and subjective criteria we were looking at. The year didn’t go, not only how he wanted, but also how we didn’t want. Right now, I think you look at it and he understands that and he’s working hard. But we’re not shying away from the fact that he didn’t have the year that we expected and he expected.”

Realistically, the Eagles in all probability really feel caught with Bradberry this season as a result of he’d have the next lifeless cap hit in the event that they minimize him than he has by staying on the roster. But he’ll want to be a complete lot higher in 2024 if he’s going to keep round in 2025.