What’s a gallon of water worth if you’re stranded in the middle of the desert? Apparently, a first-round pick for Sam Bradford.
The Vikings and Eagles have agreed on a trade that will send the greatest quarterback never to prove anything, Sam Bradford, from the Philly to Minnesota. At first glance, the deal looks more like a ransom payment than a trade. The Eagles will receive the Vikings 2017 first-round pick, and a 2018 fourth-round pick in exchange for Bradford.
In business and negotiation, timing is everything, and after Vikings’ starter Teddy Bridgewater suffered a horrific, season-ending leg injury at practice this week, it was clear there was blood in the water for potential trade partners. Apparently, enough to get Minnesota to cough up a first round pick.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 3, 2016
After the Eagles traded up to draft Carson Wentz with the second pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, it was clear that Bradford was nothing more than a placeholder. Bradford wanted out, and made a bizarre offseason trade demand, which was laughed at around the league. A week before the season, he finally gets his wish.
The Eagles look like the immediate winner in the deal. They relieve their 3-man log jam at quarterback, while also recovering some of the draft capital they gave up in the trade with the Browns to move up and get Carson Wentz in the draft.
Here Colin discuss Bridgewater’s injury and impact on the Vikings from this week in The Herd.