The Minnesota Vikings made a huge trade Saturday with the season less than a week from kicking off.
The Vikings acquired quarterback Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick, the Eagles announced. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the fourth-round pick could become a third-round pick if the Vikings reach the NFC title game, and a second-round pick if the Vikings reach the Super Bowl.
The trade is huge for both teams.
Minnesota is clearly in win now mode and though Bradford hasn’t been the guy that people have pinned to win now, he’s put into a better situation than he was in Philadelphia where the wrong move could’ve put him No. 2 on the depth chart behind rookie Carson Wentz.
The Eagles also get a major haul for Bradford, who they weren’t going to trade unless the received a trade like they received Saturday.
Bradford was set to play in the 2016 season, but had requested a trade once Wentz was drafted. He signed a two-year, $36 million deal in the offseason.