Why the Sam Bradford Trade Spells Doom for the Minnesota Vikings

September 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Sept. 3, NFL fans woke up to learn that Sam Bradford, the Eagles top quarterback all training camp, was traded to the Minnesota Vikings.
Rarely do we see teams exchange starting quarterbacks. Rarely do we see major NFL trades. To see a trade for a starting quarterback as 53-man rosters were being announced was absolutely shocking.
The impetus for this trade was Teddy Bridgewater, the Vikings' starting passer, succumbing to injury after Minnesota's Week 3 preseason game. According to ESPN.com's Ben Goessling, Bridgewater both dislocated his knee and tore his ACL, which will end his year.
With Bradford on the roster, the Vikings presumably have a better chance at repeating as NFC North champions than if they rolled out with Shaun Hill for 16 games. Hill, Bridgewater's backup in 2015, has only thrown seven passes in his second stint with the franchise.
The question now is: Can Bradford save Minnesota's playoff chances, and is he worth the 2017 first-round pick ...

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