Darius Slay Tweets Reaction to James Bradberry Signing
The Philadelphia Eagles made a move on Wednesday to secure a starting cornerback when they inked James Bradberry to a one-year deal worth $10 million. He joins a secondary headlined by All-Pro Darius Slay, who made sure to let everyone know on Twitter that he is pumped about the signing.
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Slay has long been without a reliable No. 2 CB he can comfortably patrol the secondary with and now that issue is solved for the 2022 season. While Bradberry struggled to produce in 2021, he is still a Pro Bowl-caliber player and one capable of shutting down opposing receivers on a weekly basis.
Bradberry's skills are showcased by the fact that he has racked up 15 interceptions and 82 pass breakups across a six-year career (92 games). In fact, the only player with more pass breakups during that span in Slay himself. Pairing the two together could make for an daunting duo in coverage.
Keep in mind Bradberry also won't be tasked with covering No. 1 WRs on every single snap, which should lessen the red zone mismatches that killed him in 2021. No matter what, Slay had been hinting that the Eagles could bring in Bradberry on Twitter for weeks now and he was ultimately correct.
The Eagles posted the eighth-worst pass defense DVOA rating last season and allowed the highest opponent completion percentage in the NFL (70.0%). They are going to have to hope Bradberry and fellow signing Haason Reddick can change that for the better.
Philadelphia currently has odds set at +3000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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