You can scratch the thought of Josh McCown going to the Minnesota Vikings.
Sam Bradford is in the headlines again for another blockbuster trade. A couple of years ago, it was him going from St. Louis to Philadelphia. Now, he’s headed from Philadelphia to Minnesota after the Vikings lost starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending injury during practice last week.
With the trade, the Eagles jump back in to the first round of the 2017 draft, as they acquired the Vikings’ first-round pick. They also get a conditional 4th round pick in 2018.
TRADE: #Eagles acquire '17 first-round pick & '18 fourth-round pick from Minnesota in exchange for QB Sam Bradford. pic.twitter.com/TdWnYMCGgf— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 3, 2016
This also shakes things up a little for the Browns, since they take on the Eagles to kick off the regular season next week. No, they won’t be facing rookie Carson Wentz. Instead, the reigns will go to Chase Daniel, who went from overpaid backup to low-paid starter with the move.
Bradford had been productive for the Eagles this preseason, completing 32-of-40 passes (80%) for 285 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Daniel, on the other hand, was 37-of-60 (61.7%) for 332 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. Daniel has been a backup for the Saints and Chiefs in his career, but this is his first opportunity to be a starting quarterback.
UPDATE: The Eagles might consider going with Carson Wentz if he’s healthy enough:
#Eagles are planning on starting Carson Wentz against the visiting #Browns if he's recovered enough from his rib injury, sources said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 3, 2016