In a surprisingly unsurprising move, the Philadelphia Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings on September 3. Just prior to the draft, when the Eagles traded up for the second pick in the draft, Bradford requested a trade. At the time, the Eagles vehemently denied Bradford’s request. Shortly thereafter, Philadelphia drafted quarterback Carson Wentz, and sent the two men into a starting quarterback competition. Although the Eagles told the media they were not planning on starting Wentz and were essentially keeping him locked away and covered in bubble wrap, it was clear either quarterback could have started in week 1.
Fast forward through the summer and the Eagles have Wentz starting in0 week 1 against the Browns and have ended up trading Bradford away to the Vikings. Originally the Vikings were set to have Teddy Bridgewater at the helm, but due to a knee injury suffered in a non-contact drill, Bridgewater will be out for the season.
The Vikings have been excited to see Bradford’s potential this season. Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph told TMZ how intelligent Bradford is. After a slow start learning the playbook, Bradford is beginning to pick up on the Vikings offensive scheme. Rudolph spoke to TMZ Sports Wednesday: