Nov. 26, 2016
Eagles Knew What They Were Doing When Trading Bradford
When Teddy Bridgewater went down with a season ending injury for the Minnesota Vikings, they started to ring the phones to see if they could find another quarterback. That was when the Vikings called the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford. Bradford was a veteran who can play but is also known for getting injured.
So the Eagles decided to give him up for first-round pick in 2017 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018. The Vikings felt that Bradford could lead them to the postseason and probably the Super Bowl. That made Carson Wentz the starter in Philadelphia, and I am sure the Eagles had no intentions of playing him. Well, the Eagles have definitely won this deal 12 weeks into the season, and it could look even better before the season is over.
The Eagles aren't going to make the playoffs most likely, so they might have a top 10 pick. As for the Vikings, they might be in the 14 or 15 spot for example, and the Eagles could get another good player out of that.
Reason being is in a pivotal game for the Vikings yesterday against the Detroit Lions, Sam Bradford threw an interception at the wrong time. He is one the reasons why they have lost 5 out of 6. They are now 6-5 and in second place in the NFC North, and they are in danger of missing the postseason. With having Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen , and Kyle Rudolph, he has only thrown for 2,415 yards 12 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.
With Carson Wentz having receivers drop the ball half the time, he has thrown for 2,339 yards 11 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Wentz has basically thrown for the same amount of yardage and touchdowns, and imagine how good he would be with a solid receiving core. Bradford has already reached his peak.
The Eagles knew more than us when making this trade.