5 most disappointing trades in Philadelphia Eagles history
5. The Philadelphia Eagles trade Nick Foles to Saint Louis for Sam Bradford.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, this list isn’t a list at all if ‘Sammy Sleeves’ isn’t on it. Throughout history, the number seven jersey has been worn by a few guys that Birds fans everywhere are proud of, guys we love (Sean Landeta, Ron Jaworski, Jeff Garcia, and Michael Vick), but there have been a few head-scratchers to wear the number seven jersey as well (Nate Sudfeld, Bobby Hoying, and Sam Bradford).
As demonstrated by the LeSean McCoy trade, Chip Kelly’s eye for talent at the NFL level was a bit, shall we say, lacking. That Kiko Alonso debacle eventually ended with the Birds dumping both him and Byron Maxwell on the Miami Dolphins, but the highlight of the 2016 Eagles offseason came when they, after drafting Carson Wentz, shipped Sam Bradford off to the Minnesota Vikings just eight days before the start of the regular season.
It was a move that they never would have even made had it not been for the fact that it was Kelly who traded for Sam Bradford in the first place.
On March 10th of 2015, Bradford was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles from the Saint Louis Rams in exchange for Nick Foles. The Eagles also received a 2015 fourth-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick while shipping off a 2015 fifth-round pick of their own.
Years later, we’re still trying to figure out what this one was about and what Chip thought he’d get out of the deal. It was clear early that Sam Bradford would never be a Super Bowl quarterback.