The Minnesota Vikings had the worst possible news earlier this week: Starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a gruesome non-contact knee injury that ended his 2016 season before it got started.
Much was speculated about what the Vikings were going to do, with their backup QB situation being less than stellar, and not really any options on the open market to consider.
Then, Saturday morning a bomb was dropped.
The Vikings have traded a 2017 1st round pick and a 2018 4th round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford.
Immediately two questions come to mind:
1- Is Sam Bradford worth a 1st (and a 4th, to boot)?
2- Does this mean Teddy Bridgewater won't even be ready for next season?
Things went from very interesting in the NFC North, to very VERY interesting in a matter of just a few days.
The Bears face the Vikings in Week 8 and Week 17 this year.