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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says QB Sam Bradford would "love to return" to the team in 2016

A report from NJ Advance Media on Wednesday says Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that his impending free agent quarterback Sam Bradford 28, would "love to return" to be his starting quarterback of the team in the 2016 football season.

Bradford became a free agent when his current contract expired at the end of the 2015 football season. The Philadelphia Eagles have the option of placing a franchise tag on Bradford that would keep him under contract for one year with a guaranteed salary.

Bradford has not made any statements regarding the remarks that from his football coach that he wants to re-sign a contract to remain with the Eagles. Free agency will begin in early March 2016.

Pederson was hired as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on January 18, 2016 replacing Chip Kelly who was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Eagles on December 29, 2015. Since Pederson was a former quarterback in the National Football League from 1993-2004 he is making the statement that he wants Bradford to be his quarterback before the start of the 2016 football season since he feels he can serve as his mentor.

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DWDavisRSL wrote on January 27, 2016, 9:26 PM

How much head coaching experience does Pederson have, and as head coach, how much time would he have to devote to mentoring this QB if he stays with the Eagles?