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Philadelphia Eagles have spent this offseason reshaping their organization with head coach Chip Kelly doing his best to dismantle his team.

Kelly was handed total control of all football operations this offseason and decided to trade away star running back LeSean McCoy and starting quarterback Nick Foles.

Tailbacks DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews were signed in free agency to replace McCoy, while quarterback Sam Bradford came to the Eagles via St. Louis in exchange for Foles.

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Major decisions 

The Bradford decision seemed quite bizarre at the time. The quarterback certainly has promise but an injury-prone start to his career means his first five years in the NFL have been underwhelming for the 2010 NFL Draft first overall pick.

Foles on the other hand was a player adept at working in the Eagles' fast-paced offseason and had made the Pro Bowl in 2013, before a broken collarbone ended what was a solid 2014 campaign for the talented signal caller.

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But those arguing that Bradford is not the right man for the job in Philadelphia might be surprised to learn that the QB is fitting in very well with his new teammates in Philly.

Fitting in well

That is at least according to promising Eagles' receiver Jordan Matthews, who told the press on Wednesday that he is excited by the prospect of playing with the former Ram in 2015.

"Sam Bradford looks really good,” wide receiver Jordan Matthews said, via Corey Seidman of CSNPhilly.com. “I’m not gonna ruin the surprise, the kid can throw the ball, though.”

Bradford is still wearing a brace on his left knee after having it surgically repaired after an ACL tear forced him out of the whole of the 2014 regular season.

Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly explained on Wednesday that Bradford's recovery from the knee injury is “right on schedule" and Eagles fans will be wanting to see whether Kelly's gamble on the injury-prone star is worth it after all.

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