The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry to a one-year deal worth $10 million. New York attempted to trade the cornerback for much of the offseason, but recently abandoned that attempt and cut the veteran from their roster. Philadelphia quickly stepped in and signed the potential starter cornerback. This is late in the offseason to land a starting cornerback for an NFL roster. Bradberry heads to a rival NFC East team for the upcoming NFL season.
James Bradberry’s one-year deal with the Eagles will pay him $7.5 million, including $7.25 million guaranteed, and another $2.5 million in upside, bringing the total value of the deal to $10 milllion, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2022
This past season with the New York Giants, James Bradberry recorded 47 total tackles, 37 solo tackles, one fumble recovery, 17 passes defended, and four interceptions. He is still under 30 years old and showcased last year that he still has value as a starting cornerback for an NFL team. Signing with the Philadelphia Eagles also means he will get to play against his former team, the New York Giants, twice a year. He will also be incentivized to play well due to his new deal being for a single season.
The Eagles’ busy offseason includes adding:
??WR A.J. Brown: 4-years, $100M
??Edge Hanson Reddick: 3-years, $45M
??CB James Bradberry: 1-year, $10M
??DT Jordan Davis (first round), LB Nakobe Dean (third round)
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 18, 2022
The NFC East seems to showcase a trend of signing talent from their rivals within the division when given the opportunity. James Bradberry will likely compete and be rewarded with a starting spot in the Philadelphia Eagles secondary next season. The two games between Philadelphia and New York just got a little more interesting.