NFL Trade News: Philadelphia Eagles send Sam Bradford to Minnesota; Vikings turn to Super Bowl contenders

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Sam Bradford of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo courtesy: Djkub17/Wikimedia Commons)

The Philadelphia Eagles have sent quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for two future draft picks, including their first rounder in the 2017 NFL Draft, confirmed as the blockbuster NFL trade news Friday morning.

The Vikings were reportedly desperate to get another starting quarterback after their previous starter Teddy Bridgewater suffered a major injury in a recent team practice. Bridgewater is out for the season with a torn ACL, dislocated knee and other damages on his knee.

The Eagles will receive the Vikings’ 2017 first round pick and 2018 fourth round pick in this NFL trade.

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In other NFL rumors this week, there were speculations that the Vikings could search for other quarterbacks in the trade or free agency market. Mark Sanchez of the Denver Broncos were mentioned and the retired Peyton Manning as well.

The Bradford to Minnesota deal was a shocking development with both teams pulling off the surprise NFL trade.

There are NFL analysts who say that the Vikings gave up too much for Bradford, who has also struggled with injuries in the past. But the Vikings want to win this season and getting Bradford will make them one the playoff contenders or Super Bowl title contenders.

Bradford played for the St. Louis Rams from 2010 to 2013 after being selected the top overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. After missing the 2014 season due to injury, he was traded to the Eagles in 2015.

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For his career, Sam Bradford registered 14,790 passing yards on 60.1% completions with 78 touchdowns and 52 interceptions.

Bradford will get a chance to prove his worth again his third team in the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings.

Photo courtesy: Djkub17/Wikimedia Commons

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