After the Minnesota Vikings lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a serious knee injury in practice, they were left with backup Shaun Hill as their starter. That is no longer the case, as the team acquired quarterback Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2017 first round pick, and a 2018 pick.
This move also means that the Eagles will go with Carson Wentz as their Week 1 starter. This is if Wentz is fully recovered from a hairline fracture in his rib that he suffered in Week 1 of the preseason on August 11th.
Discussions of this trade reportedly started earlier this week, but the Eagles were said to be happy with Bradford this preseason. Chase Daniel will now be their backup.
Bradford re-signed to a two-year, $35 million in March with Philly, which included $22 million in guaranteed money. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft will now be under his sixth offensive coordinator. In 63 career games, he has thrown for 14,790 yards, 78 touchdowns, and 52 interceptions.
Meanwhile, in Denver, Mark Sanchez had to be disappointed when Gary Kubiak named Trevor Siemian their starting quarterback. The Broncos officially released Sanchez on Saturday, but he quickly found a new home, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
Broncos' vice president John Elway reportedly had a "long talk" with the quarterback after he was released. It now looks as if the former New York Jet will take the role of the injured Tony Romo's replacement. He was already scheduled to replace another star when he was traded from the Eagles to the Broncos in December, giving Denver another option to replace Peyton Manning.
During this preseason, Sanchez was 20-of-30 passing for 219 yards and a touchdown, while also throwing an interception. Many around the league had a good idea that the veteran wouldn't be a starter or backup when Kubiak had Paxton Lynch taking all the snaps in the preseason finale.
It will now be the third team for Sanchez, and he is guaranteed a starting job for at least half of the season. There is no word on exactly when Romo will be back, but if Sanchez finds his groove in the time being, could his playoff experience turn into the Cowboys' answer to postseason success?