Saturday morning, while reports of roster cuts were swirling, a bombshell was dropped on the NFC conference that directly affects the Washington Redskins. Sam Bradford was traded to the Minnesota Vikings.
The terms of the trade were very favorable for the Redskins/ NFC East rival.
Bradford re-joins his former college running back up North, while former Redskins preseason star Chase Daniel likely steps into the role of starting quarterback in Philadelphia. Second overall pick Carson Wentz is expected to remain in a backup capacity.
Washington is set to play the Eagles at home on October 16th, Week 6, and away on December 11th, Week 14.
Minnesota was searching for a quarterback to help them compete after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending, non-contact knee injury. The Vikings wasted little time finding the complement to Adrian Peterson and a strong defense.
The 29-year old Missouri product, Daniel signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent and waited behind the likes of Drew Brees in New Orleans and Alex Smith in Kansas City before now getting a big opportunity to strut his stuff in the NFL.
Daniel signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Eagles in March, but provides little experience having started just two games in his six-year career. During his time in the NFL, Daniel is 50 of 77 for 464 yards with one touchdown, one interception, and a quarterback rating of 80.2 out of 158.3.
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