With franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out for the season with a dislocated knee and torn ACL, the Minnesota Vikings went out and made a splash. Minnesota has reportedly acquired Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford.
The deal will send Minnesota’s 2017 first round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick to Philly in exchange for the 28-year old QB.
Considering Bridgewater will only miss the 2016 season, and will (hopefully) return to the starting role with the Vikings in 2017, this is an intriguing “win-now” move for the Minnesota front office.
In five seasons with the Rams and Eagles, Bradford has put up an unimpressive 25-37-1 record over 63 starts, and has missed 17 starts over the last four seasons. In 14 starts with the Eagles last year, Bradford set career-highs in passing yards (3,725) and completion percentage (65.0%) while posting a 7-7 record. Minnesota hopes they can get similar––or better––results from him in 2016 with future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson running behind him.
This upcoming season just got a little more interesting in the NFC North.
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