James Bradberry is focused on resetting the cornerback market. 

Jeremy Fowler reports (via Twitter) that the veteran is seeking a contract that would pay him more than $15M per season. Fowler says the Redskins are among the teams expected to be involved in the bidding.

The 2016 second-round pick has evolved into one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL. While the advanced metrics haven’t necessarily been kind to Bradberry, he has still put him some gaudy numbers. During his four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Bradberry has compiled at least 10 passes defended each year. That includes a 2019 campaign where he finished with 65 tackles, one sack, 12 passes defended and a career-high three interceptions.

As for the interest from the Redskins, this isn’t overly surprising. After all, Bradberry, 26, was fond of former Panthers head coach (and current Redskins head coach) Ron
Rivera, and said earlier this month that he’d love a reunion.

“I would love to play for Coach Rivera again,” Bradberry said. “He’s a great man and a great coach. He coached me for four years. I didn’t realize how much he meant to us until that day (he got fired). … Just how he spoke to us as men. He wasn’t overly aggressive unless he needed to be. He put his foot down when he needed to be.”

Bradberry will sit atop the cornerback market alongside Byron Jones and Chris Harris. Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard currently leads the position with an average annual value of just over $15M.





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