The biggest question of the Eagles offseason finally has an answer.
The Eagles have re-signed quarterback Sam Bradford to a two-year deal, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon. The deal is worth $36 million with $26 million guaranteed according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bradford had a 65 percent completion rating and threw for 3,725 yards with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games in his first season with the Eagles in 2015. The Eagles finished with an 7-9 record in 2015.
Bradford has been the story of the Eagles offseason. Acquired for Nick Foles prior to the 2015 season in a trade with the St. Louis Rams, the 28-year-old quarterback was on the final year of his original contract.
Throughout the offseason, there was speculation that the Eagles may or may not have interest in using the franchise tag on Bradford or just trying to extend him to a long-term deal. Every week, the story seemed to change.
There were the options of looking elsewhere in the NFL. Chase Daniel’s name came up, with the connection with Doug Pederson and Kansas City. So did Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III, revisiting old pipe dreams that may have been from the Eagles recent past.
Then there was the possibility about drafting a quarterback with the 13th overall pick. Carson Wentz was a rising name in draft stock. Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch remained possibilities as well. There was also the option of drafting a quarterback in the later rounds while using the first-round pick to address the position as well.
Ultimately, the Eagles decided to retain the quarterback they put their trust in last season.
By signing Bradford, the Eagles can now focus the rest of the offseason on continuing to build the rest of the team and focus their attention for the Draft on addressing other holes such as the offensive line.
Bradford begins his seventh NFL season and second with the Eagles in 2016.
Kevin Durso is managing editor for Eagledelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.