Remember when Sam Bradford demanded a trade away from the Philadelphia Eagles? Well, the quarterback got his wish.
Minnesota Vikings are trading for Eagles' QB Sam Bradford, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2016
Eagles have gotten significant compensation for QB Sam Bradford - don't be surprised if it's a 1st-round pick.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2016
This news is huge - both for the NFL and the Redskins. As NFC East foes, Washington faces the Eagles twice a season, and many assumed the 'Skins defense would see Bradford both times. Though the former first overall pick never truly lived up to his potential with the Rams, Bradford played well in the second half of the 2015 season for the Eagles.
Now, Philadelphia will likely turn to career backup Chase Daniel until Carson Wentz is ready. The Eagles gave up a ton of draft picks to move up to the second slot in the 2016 Draft to select Wentz out of North Dakota State. Once the Eagles made the trade, Bradford said he wanted out, though the situation seemed to have calmed down weeks after the draft.
For the Vikings, trading for Bradford makes a lot of sense as their starting QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a terrible knee injury and will miss at least the 2016 season. The Vikings made the playoffs last year and boast one of the league's toughest defenses and arguably the best running back in the league in Adrian Peterson. Bradford and Peterson played together in college at Oklahoma.
Washington will not face the Eagles until mid-October. By then, it's not impossible to think Wentz might be behind center for the Eagles.
Moving Bradford, and getting a first round pick back, is a shrewd move for Philly as they gave up a lot to get their new franchise quarterback in Wentz. For the Vikings and the Eagles, this trade seems like the rare win-win.