Not Brad: The Philadelphia Eagles Have Traded QB Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings

September 3, 2016 0

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The Sam Bradford era in Philadelphia is over. After drafting a quarterback number two overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have parted ways with now former Eagles QB Sam Bradford trading him to the Minnesota Vikings.

According to ESPN, 

the 2016 season with a severe left knee injury, acquired Sam Bradford in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.

In return, the Eagles will receive the Vikings’ first-round draft pick in 2017 as well as a conditional fourth-rounder in 2018.

If the Vikings reach the NFC Championship game this season, the conditional fourth-round pick in 2018 becomes a third-round pick, according to sources. If the Vikings win the Super Bowl, it becomes a second-round pick.

The Vikings had inquired about Bradford after Bridgewater’s injury earlier this week, sources told ESPN’s Adam Caplan, but the Eagles were said to be happy with Bradford’s progress this preseason.

With Bradford’s exit, first-round pick Carson Wentz is expected to be the starter if he has sufficiently recovered from his rib injury, sources told ESPN. Wentz suffered a hairline rib fracture during the team’s first preseason game on Aug. 11 against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers and did not play in the final three preseason games.

The Eagles traded up with the Browns in order to select Wentz at No. 2 overall in this year’s NFL Draft.

Chase Daniel will likely begin the regular season as the backup.

The Carson Wentz era in Philly may begin much sooner than expected! Stay tuned to HHS1987. Follow @eldorado2452 on Twitter and Instagram for all your NFL and sports news.

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