The Vikings may have lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater last week, but clearly they have not given up on the season, as today the team found a new starting quarterback in former Rams and Eagles QB Sam Bradford.
Here’s the breakdown for the deal according to Adam Caplan.
In return, the Eagles will receive the Vikings’ first-round draft pick in 2017 as well as a conditional fourth-rounder in 2018.
Bradford re-signed with the Eagles in March to a two-year, $35 million deal with $22 million fully guaranteed.
The Eagles would be responsible for Bradford’s $11 million signing bonus. ProFootballTalk.com reported earlier this year that $5.5 million of the $11 million signing bonus was due March 18 and the rest of the bonus was due on or before Sept. 1. The rest of his contract — $20 million in base salaries and $4 million March 2017 roster bonus — would go to the Vikings.
Bradford was not a good fit for the Eagles, but hopefully due to his experience with Vikings tight ends coach Pat Shurmer, who was his OC in Philly, it will help with the transition to the Vikings offense.
The #Eagles paid $11M to Sam Bradford in exchange for a 1st and a 4th. Vikings get Sam Bradford for $7M this year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2016
There’s also this to ponder when it comes to the 2017 season.
#Vikings trade for Sam Bradford is also based on belief that Teddy Bridgewater may not be back by start of 2017. Puts his option in question
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) September 3, 2016
No matter how you look at it, Bradford is the best QB as it stands today on the Vikings roster, and he will be their starter moving forward.