Nobody has reeled in the cash like Sam Bradford. His rookie season was the last before implementing the new CBA, which shifted the pay scale from Bradford earning $50 million guaranteed as the top pick in the 2010 NFL draft, to Cam Newton receiving $22 million guaranteed as the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Over the course of his career with both the Rams and Eagles, Bradford received $89 million. Add on the $25 million from the Vikings, and he’s now up to a grand total of $114 million and has produced next to nothing in the awards department. In 2010, he received the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, but otherwise, he has not produced. His injury history is lengthy, while his production is not.
Eric Weddle voiced his opinion on Twitter after former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jerraud Powers posted his opinion, quote-tweeting the recent news of Bradford receiveing a one-year/$20M contract, with $15 million guaranteed.
So dumb. Bradford has been paid more for nothing than anyone in history of nfl— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) March 13, 2018
While it’s strange to hear input from a player in the league voicing a negative opinion on somebody, Weddle’s right. Sam Bradford has next to nothing in career success, but just enough potential in the most vital position in football to warrant deal after deal. Meanwhile, a star safety with accolades and success since 2007 has earned roughly less than half, only $56 million.