"Rams close to trading QB Sam Bradford to Philadelphia for Nick Foles and draft-pick compensation, per sources."
UPDATE: It's really unclear what the draft pick compensation is going to be. Reports don't seem to know what it is yet. Here's what Jeff McLane had to say:
"As @AlbertBreer said, Eagles-Rams are swapping picks (don't know which round yet) and a 2016 conditional going to the Birds."
Wow. For the second week in a row, the Eagles have made a huge trade involving one of their key offensive players. Last week it was running back LeSean McCoy being sent to the Buffalo Bills for Kiko Alonso.
Rumors of the Rams interest in Foles have been reported in recent days. Credit to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com for first reporting St. Louis was interested back in January.
The Eagles originally drafted Nick Foles in 2012. Foles had a brilliant performance in 2013 when he threw only 27 touchdowns to two interceptions. Foles entered the 2014 season as the starter but suffered a season-ending injury in Week 9. He led the NFL in turnovers prior to being hurt. The 26-year-old quarterback finished his career with a 14-4 record in games where he started under Chip Kelly, but the Eagles clearly felt it was time to move on.
In exchange for Foles the Eagles are getting former No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Sam Bradford. Bradford, who turns 28 in November, hasn't obviously hasn't lived up to expectations in St. Louis. He's a 58.6% career passer who has thrown 6.3 yards per attempt, 59 touchdowns, and 38 interceptions in 49 games started.
Bradford has also dealt with injury issues. He tore his ACL after playing seven games in 2013 and then tore it again in the summer of 2014.
It's worth noting that Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was the offensive coordinator in St. Louis when Bradford was drafted.
It's still unclear what this means for the Eagles quarterback situation. Is the team keeping Bradford? Did the Eagles just take on his contract to get draft pick(s)? What is Chip Kelly doing?
Stay tuned for more madness!