The Philadelphia Eagles turned their trade and contract for quarterback Sam Bradford into a 2017 first-round draft pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick according to multiple media reports on Saturday. The move sends Bradford, the former first-overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2010, to the Minnesota Vikings, where it is presumed he will take over the starting role following a devastating knee injury to Teddy Bridgewater.
Bradford was traded to the Eagles in 2015, then signed a 2-year, $36 million contract extension earlier this spring. The deal includes an $11 million signing bonus, all of which will remain on Philadelphia’s salary cap. The Vikings will pick up the $7 million salary for this year and the $13 million ($4 guaranteed) due next year.
Chase Daniel is now expected to be the Eagles starting quarterback. The team traded up in this year’s Draft to select quarterback Carson Wentz, who is expected to start the year as the backup.