6 quarterbacks to play for both the Vikings and Eagles
By Adam Patrick
- Vikings Tenure: 2016-2017
- Eagles Tenure: 2015
Heading into the 2016 season, the Vikings had some pretty high expectations. They were coming off a 2015 campaign that saw them win the NFC North and they believed they could achieve even more in 2016.
But those expectations came to a screeching halt after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome injury during a practice right before the start of the regular season.
In an attempt to remain competitive in 2016 after losing Bridgewater, Minnesota decided to trade a first-round draft pick and a fourth-round selection to the Eagles in exchange for quarterback Sam Bradford.
At first, it seemed like a great trade. The Vikings started the 2016 season by winning their first five games and four of them came with Bradford starting under center.
But then everything came crumbling down as Minnesota and their new quarterback ended the 2016 campaign by going 2-8 in their final 10 matchups.
The Vikings brought Bradford back for 2017, but his degenerate knees only allowed him to start two games during the entire season.
No one ever questioned the talent that Bradford had. He was a No. 1 overall draft pick for a reason. But with Minnesota, and every other team he played for during his NFL career, he was never able to figure out how to turn his talent into success in the win column.