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Eagles increase offer to Sam Bradford, per Mike Garafolo

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of several teams dealing with quarterback issues, as Sam Bradford is due to hit free agency. The two sides have been negotiating, and FOX Sports NFL reporter Mike Garafolo is reporting the Eagles recently "upped their offer" to Bradford. The team has until 1 p.m. PT on Tuesday to designate Bradford with a franchise or transition tag.

There were reports back in January that Bradford's agent was looking for $25 million a year in any offer. While that was viewed as insane by many people, it was also likely a simple opening number to get the ball rolling. Why under-estimate things when you can over-estimate and bring the negotiations up a bit?

Garafolo discussed his report on the radio recently, and he believed the Eagles were offering somewhere in the range of $12 million to $15 million a year, with an incentive-laden deal. It is all speculation for now as neither side, but those numbers would not exactly be shocking if a deal gets done. Bradford is certainly not going to get top of the market money, but with a fairly limited market this year, and plenty of questions about the draft class, he could work out a nice deal for himself.

There's been plenty of chatter about whether or not the San Francisco 49ers might take a look at Bradford, given his history with Chip Kelly. The Eagles have five days to get a deal done before the tampering period opens. Whether or not the 49ers actually sign Bradford, if he is not signed heading into the tampering period, I have to imagine we hear rumors connecting him to the 49ers.