Vikings Trade For Eagles Sam Bradford
The Minnesota Vikings have attempted to fix their quarterback situation by trading for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford.
In return, Philadelphia receive the Vikings' 2017 first-round draft pick and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018. A first round pick is a lot for a guy I'm not so sure can get them to the Super Bowl.
After Teddy Bridgewater went down earlier in the week, the Vikings were forced to look around the league or go with 36 year-old backup Shaun Hill. Minnesota obviously felt that the better option was somewhere other than Hill.
As I said earlier, a first-round pick is a lot to give up for Bradford. A very desperate move for an average quarterback. In 14 games last season he threw for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions with a 65% completion rating. Bradford also coughed up the ball six times last season.
The hope is the Vikings defense and Adrian Peterson are enough to get Minnesota to the Super Bowl. We'll have to wait and find out if the addition of Bradford helps them reach that goal.