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Minnesota Vikings Acquire Sam Bradford From Philadelphia Eagles

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We've known for a couple of days that the Minnesota Vikings needed to make a move at the quarterback position.

They've made one. . .and it's big.

Per numerous reports on social media, the Vikings are making a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford. It's being said that the compensation is a 2017 first-round draft pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick.

Bradford was the #1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played for the Rams for four seasons from 2010 to 2013, and missed the 2014 season with a knee injury. He was then traded to the Eagles, along with a 2015 fifth-round draft choice, in exchange for Nick Foles, a 2015 second-round pick, and a 2016 fourth-round pick.

Last season with the Eagles, Bradford completed 65% of his passes for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.

I don't want to speculate too much, but this sounds like the Vikings might be under the impression that Teddy Bridgewater isn't going to be 100% by the time 2017 comes around. It's not entirely crazy to think, given the nature of the injury he suffered.

Rick Spielman has made a big move today, ladies and gentlemen. We're going to have to see if it pays off.

So, I guess. . .welcome to Minnesota, Sam Bradford!

UPDATE: The fourth-rounder in 2018 has some conditions on it. Here they are, per Adam Schefter.