5 most disappointing trades in Philadelphia Eagles history
So, what should we gain from the Philadelphia Eagles’ acquisition of Bradford?
The Foles/Bradford trade was one’s a trade that didn’t really work out well for either side. Both had success early in their careers. Bradford was the first-overall selection in 2010’s NFL Draft. He earned a spot on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team that season and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Foles was the NFL’s leader in passer rating following the 2013 season. He threw 27 touchdowns versus two interceptions in 13 games, and he earned a Pro Bowl nod for his efforts.
Who knows? Perhaps Chip was planted by Jerry Jones to run some seek and destroy mission on the Eagles’ roster. Whatever the case, despite the fact that Sam Bradford was the NFL completion percentage leader in 2016, he again, didn’t wind up doing a ton in the City of Brotherly Love.
In all, he appeared in 14 games with 14 starts and led the Birds to a .500 record (7-7). Foles, during his two-year hiatus, wasn’t much better. He’d lead the Rams to a 4-7 record in seven starts but battled injuries. He also won in his only appearance as the Kansas City Chiefs starter in 2016.
Foles’ best days as a professional came with the Birds, and in all honesty, it makes you wonder, after watching his first stint in Philly as the starter and after seeing what he was able to do in his second run (we all know how that turned out), some might venture to ask what life would have been like had he never left in the first place.