According to Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles have officially traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2017 first round pick and a fourth round pick in 2018.
Vikings franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a devastating leg injury earlier this week, and it left Minnesota searching for answers.
There were reports that they were interested in quarterbacks Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez and Colin Kaepernick. Bradford was never thrown around so this trade may have been a shock to some, but the Vikings may have very well got the best available quarterback that they could.
Minnesota needed someone to take control of the reigns and the Vikings did not want to put their trust in veteran Shaun Hill.
The Vikings have some great young talent but were not going anywhere this season without a capable quarterback.
For the Eagles – they get back a first round pick that they gave up in the trade to draft Carson Wentz. Also, they were able to cut some of their $20 million that was split between three quarterbacks.
The Eagles are in rebuild mode, while the Vikings are looking to right the ship and keep high expectations for 2016.