The St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles swapped starting quarterbacks on Tuesday (March 10), on the first day of the NFL’s new league year.
Eagles’ starter Nick Foles is being sent to the Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Additionally, the Rams get Philadelphia’s fourth-round pick in 2015 and second-round pick in 2016, while Philly gets St. Louis’ fifth-round pick in 2015 alongside Bradford.
And… the Eagles can also get a conditional pick in 2016, depending on how much Bradford plays. If he plays less than 50 percent, the Eagles will get a 4th-round pick. If he does not play at all, it becomes a 3rd-rounder. And, if Bradford plays more than 50 percent of snaps, the Eagles will not receive any additional compensation.
In 18 games that he started under coach Chip Kelly, Foles went 14-4, and even made the Pro Bowl in 2013.
Bradford’s record as a starter in St. Louis was 18-30-1.
Both QBs suffered injury in 2014. 27-year-old Bradford missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his left ACL for the second straight season, while 26-year-old Foles missed the second half of the season after breaking his collarbone in a Week 9 game against Houston.