He will line up opposite Darius Slay, giving Philadelphia a formidable duo at the position.
Bradberry will earn $7.25 million in guaranteed money which is way less than the $13.4 million he was scheduled to make with the New York Giants.
Unfortunately, cap mismanagement by former Giants general manager Dave Gettleman forced the Giants to release Bradberry after failing to find a trade partner.
It was impossible to find any takers for the 28-year-old defensive back especially since most teams addressed their need at the position via the 2022 NFL Draft.
But even if Bradberry is already with the Eagles, the Giants are still dealing with some dead cap money.
the Giants have a larger dead cap hit ($11.7M) to have James Bradberry play for the Eagles than the Eagles are actually paying him ($10M)
thanks for all you did Dave Gettleman https://t.co/FiyHULUw2S
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) May 18, 2022
NBC Sports’ Warren Sharp tweeted, “The Giants have a larger dead cap hit ($11.7M) to have James Bradberry play for the Eagles than the Eagles are actually paying him ($10M). Thanks for all you did Dave Gettleman.”
Worst yet, the Giants are swimming in $32.4 million worth of dead money.
Aside from Bradberry’s $11.7 million, safety Logan Ryan also counts for $11.4 million even if he is already with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He looked like an expert after Saquon Barkley had a strong start to his NFL career.
Unfortunately, he hasn’t been the same player after suffering an ACL injury.
It’s also a gamble to draft a running back that early, especially if the offensive line isn’t solid.
Likewise, Gettleman made another mistake by giving Kenny Golladay a four-year, $72 million contract last season.
After having 1,190 yards with the Detroit Lions in 2019, Golladay only had 521 yards and zero touchdowns with the Giants.
Meanwhile, Kadarius Toney finished his rookie season with 420 yards and zero touchdowns.
If these players don’t improve, Gettleman’s destructive imprint will be felt for a while.