By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
The Minnesota Vikings executed a blockbuster trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, acquiring former No. 1 overall pick quarterback Sam Bradford.
The Vikings gave up a first-round pick in 2017 and a fourth-round pick in 2018 that can become a third- or second-rounder based on conditions. The Eagles will pay $11 million of Bradford’s salary as part of the deal, which means Minnesota is only playing Bradford $7 million in 2016, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
The news was first reported by ESPN.
The trade comes shortly after Vikings franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome dislocated knee injury and torn ACL on Tuesday.
The Vikings won the NFC North division last year under Teddy.
Bradford threw for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season in Chip Kelly’s Eagles offense.
If he’s healthy, expect rookie Carson Wentz to start Week 1 for the Eagles, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
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