Eagles trade Sam Bradford to Minnesota Vikings for 2017 first-round pick, 2018 fourth-round pick
The Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday in a blockbuster deal that helps the team's long-term outlook but could change their outlook for the season. It will also likely accelerate the timetable for Carson Wentz.
The Eagles received a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick. With the draft in Philadelphia, the team found a way to acquire a first-rounder.
It's a major haul for the Vikings to surrender, but they have Super Bowl aspirations and lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury this week. The Vikings' staff includes Pat Shurmur, who coached Bradford in St. Louis and Philadelphia.
Eagles reporters, fans and naysayers quickly took to Twitter to respond to the shocking news:
LOL! I think it's for the best! Still, #FLYEAGLESFLY