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.
If Vikings go to NFC Championship game this season, conditional 4th-round pick in 2018 becomes a 3rd; if Vikings win SB, it becomes a 2nd.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2016