Quarterback Sam Bradford acquired by Vikings from Philadelphia Eagles
The Vikings, who still believe a Lombardi Trophy is within their grasp this season, have moved swiftly and boldly to replace Teddy Bridgewater.
Four days after their starting quarterback was lost to a season-ending knee injury, the reigning NFC North champs on Saturday acquired Sam Bradford in a stunning trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Very rarely do you have a starting quarterback go down a week before the season,” General Manager Rick Spielman said. “And I think as we went through this process and spoke with all the teams … we felt this was a very rare and unique opportunity to add a quarterback of Sam’s caliber.”