Vikings trade for Eagles QB Sam Bradford
The Vikings have acquired Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford for a 2017 first-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick, the teams announced.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news. The Vikings are in need of a passer after Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the year with a knee injury he sustained in practice this week.
Bradford, 28, teamed with Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson in college at Oklahoma. He passed for 3,725 yards and 19 touchdowns last season in Philly, also throwing 14 interceptions. The first overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Rams, Bradford holds a career completion percentage of 60% and a record of 25–37–1 as a starter.
ESPN’s Adam Kaplan reports the Eagles plan to start No. 2 overall draft pick Carson Wentz at quarterback for their opener if he’s healthy. Wentz is recovering from a rib injury.
Chase Daniel is the other quarterback on the Philadelphia roster. Daniel has thrown just 77 career passes in parts of six seasons.
The Vikings open at the Titans on Sept. 11. The Eagles host the Browns.