Sam Bradford, the oft-injured QB who never lived up to the hype in St. Louis, has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Nick Foles.
That’s a puzzling and bizarre trade that makes little sense for either team, given that Bradford can’t stay healthy and is expensive; Foles only has one year left on his rookie deal. Both have been hurt the last couple years.
What does this mean for Marcus Mariota and the draft? Who knows. Maybe the Jets?
I’m lost as to what Chip Kelly could possibly see in Bradford, who has never had a season completing more than 60 percent of his passes. Perhaps Kelly sees him as the perfect fit in his up-tempo offense?
[UPDATE: Bradford will be reuniting with the offensive coordinator he had, Pat Shurmur, when Bradford won the rookie of the year.]
The Eagles started last season with Nick Foles, Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy … and could start the 2015 season with Sam Bradford, Jordan Matthews and … well, it’s unclear what they’ll do at running back.
There are draft picks involved, and we’ll update that as the news becomes official.
The Eagles are getting the Rams 2nd round pick, 41st overall. apparently swapping 2nd round picks with the Rams, so 52 for 41.]
[UPDATE III: Adam Schefter reports that Philadelphia receives a 5th round pick in this year’s Draft, and are sending St. Louis a 4th rounder this year and a 2nd round pick in 2016. Ian Rapoport adds that the 2016 pick is conditional upon Bradford’s starting, and that the Eagles receive a conditional pick if Bradford doesn’t play 50% of their snaps.]
[UPDATE IV: Hopefully this is the last of these. Adam Schefter reports: “Eagles will surrender 2016 2nd-round pick to Rams in QB trade no matter what. But will get back a conditional 2016 pick from Rams. It will be a 3rd if Bradford does not play at all; and a 4th if he starts less than 50 percent of plays.”]