Sam Bradford traded to Minnesota Vikings in exchange for 2017 first round pick

- The Philadelphia Eagles announced that the Minnesota Vikings have executed a trade for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford on Saturday.

The Vikings are giving up a 2017 first round pick and 2018 fourth round pick to acquire Bradford, according to the Eagles. The trade was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Vikings lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a dislocated knee and torn ACL during a non-contact drill in practice last week. 

During Thursday night’s preseason win over the Los Angeles Rams, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman gave all indication the team would head into the year with Shaun Hill at quarterback.

“People think we’re desperate,” Spielman said. “We’re not going to do something that, in my estimation, in talking with coach and our ownership, puts us in a situation that jeopardizes the future of the franchise.”

The deal was reportedly in the works for a few days, as reported on NFL Network.

Bradford has a two-year, $36 million contract, with $22 million guaranteed for this season. The Eagles drafted North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft.

Quite the comparison

Sam Bradford had 3,725 yards passing, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games with the Eagles in 2015. He had a completion percentage of 65 percent and a passer rating of 86.4.

Teddy Bridgewater had 3,231 yards passing, 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions in 16 games with the Vikings in 2015. He had a completion percentage of 65.3 percent and a passer rating of 88.7.

Can Bradford finish the season?

Since being drafted No. 1 overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2010, Sam Bradford has played a full 16-game season just twice – his 2010 rookie season and the 2012 season. Bradford missed two games last season with a concussion and separated shoulder suffered during a sack in a loss to the Miami Dolphins.

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