Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive endJ.J. Watt
(99) hits St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
In addition to swapping quarterbacks the Eagles gave up a 2015 fourth round draft pick and a 2016 second round draft pick. The Birds will gain a 2015 fifth round draft pick. The Eagles gave up a lot and it cost them over $13 million in cap space.
If Bradford tanks this season and plays less than 50 percent the Eagle get an additional forth round draft pick. If he doesn’t play at all it becomes a third round pick. If he plays more than 50 percent the Eagles receive no additional picks.
I am not a coach but this just doesn’t make sense. Bradford was the number one overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2010. He has shown moments of greatness but the are few and far between. In his second season he played in ten games in between injuries. His records was 1 – 9. He threw six touchdowns and six interceptions. 2012 was marginally better with 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
2013 began to look promising for him. He suffered a season-ending injury agains the Carolina Panthers. He ran out of bounds and stumbled to his knees. Looked like no big deal but somehow he managed to tear his ACL in the process. Season Over. He skipped the first preseason game in 2014 and played in the second. season he re-injured his knee and missed the rest of the 2014 season.
If you can look past the injuries and focus on his 2013 season he was making great strides again. In the first seven games he threw 14 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Who knows what he would have accomplished had he remained healthy.
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