Howie Roseman is at it again.
After getting released by the New York Giants just a few weeks ago, Pro Bowl corner James Bradberry had numerous teams reach out to him for his services. After going through the process, Bradberry and his agent finally agreed to terms on a contract with our Philadelphia Eagles.
The deal is for one-year and is reportedly worth up to $10 million.
It’s been a busy offseason for Howie and his Eagles. They’ve address nearly every area of need through free agency and the NFL Draft. The secondary was the only position group that got left out — until now.
Bradberry will slide in opposite of Darius Slay on the outside and should form a very solid cornerback duo in Philly.
Following a Pro Bowl season in 2020, Bradberry came back down to Earth this past season, but he was still a reliable corner who held his own against some of the league’s best. In 2021, Bradberry allowed a completion percentage of 61.7 and a passer rating of 93.0. He gave up a career-high eight touchdowns, which is a bit concerning. But, now that he’ll be a CB2 as opposed to the team’s top cornerback, he should thrive with easier matchups week to week.
Bradberry has been one of the most dependable corners in football since entering the league in 2016. He’s started 91 of a possible 92 games in his career and he’s never played less than 94% of the team’s defensive snaps in a season.
He’s a long, physical corner who can play close to the line of scrimmage, something the Eagles haven’t had in quite some time. Bradberry stands at 6-foot-1, with 33 3/8-inch arms, placing him in the 96th percentile among all NFL corners.
On paper, it’s hard to find any glaring holes on this Eagles roster now that Bradberry has joined the fray. Howie has done a hell of a job assembling this team in 2022. Hopefully, it translates to the field come September.