Eagles Trade Sam Bradford To Vikings
The Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick, the team confirmed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the move, while Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports and Geoff Mosher first reported the compensation.
If the Vikings advance to the NFC Championship game this season, the fourth-round pick will turn into a third-round pick; if Minnesota wins the Super Bowl, the Eagles get a second-round pick, Schefter noted. According to Over the Cap, the Eagles saved $1.5 million against the 2016 cap, with $11 million in dead money. The move also ensures the Eagles will have a first-round pick as the draft comes to Philadelphia next year, unless another unexpected trade occurs.
Although Chase Daniel was initially considered the likely starter with Bradford gone, ESPN’s Adam Caplan says the Eagles plan to start rookie Carson Wentz instead if he’s healthy enough. Wentz missed three preseason games due to two hurt ribs, but Doug Pederson said Wentz could’ve played if they were regular season games. Pederson added earlier this week that Wentz’s 11th rib was 60 percent healed, while NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo tweeted that Daniel is “not happy” about Wentz starting over him.
The Eagles host the Vikings this season on October 23 during Week 7. Howie Roseman is scheduled to address the media around 4 p.m. today.