March 10, 2015 at 11:02 pm #40322
While the NFL rumor mill has speculated the Chip Kelly might have been looking to trade up for Marcus Mariota, it appears that thought it gone. The Eagles locked in their backup, Mark Sanchez, and now have traded their starter, Nick Foles, to the St Louis Rams for the former No. 1 pick Sam Bradford.
The deal includes the Eagles sending a second round pick in 2016 and the Rams sending a fifth round pick in this years draft. Bradford has proved his talent to be a top tier NFL quarterback but has be beset by injury after injury. Meanwhile Foles, who had an exceptional rookie year, missed time last year with injury as well.
Who got the better deal?
Is Chip Kelly a riverboat gambler this off-season?
March 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm #40325
The Rams got the better deal.. can’t believe the Eagles got rid of Foles..wow
March 11, 2015 at 12:47 pm #40346
I think the Rams got the better end of this deal. I was/am a fan of Sam Bradford but he just cannot stay healthy. Foles is coming off an injury but doesn’t have the “injury prone” tag. I still think somehow Marcus Mariota ends up a Philadelphia Eagle on draft day.
March 11, 2015 at 11:04 pm #40347
I agree with you partially. I believe the Eagles got the better end of deal assuming both QBs stay healthy (and that is a big if). You are talking about the superior talents of Bradford to that of Foles. Bradford proved in college and in the pros that he has All-Pro talent. His size, mental ac cumin and arm in a Chip Kelly offense could be epic. Don’t get me wrong, Foles is not a slouch but the road he has to deal with in St Louis will be a shocking wake up to what life is like without All-Pro talent all around him.
But… While the rumor mill is fun, I cannot think of any way the Eagles would trade up for him. They just added Bradford and resigned Sanchez to a 2-year deal. they would have to trade up to the 5th or 6th spot to get him and to move up 15 picks is probably two 1sts and two 2nds unless they offer Bradford, and a couple of 1sts. But would Washington or the Jets take the injury prone Bradford? I think it might be more likely to see them move up 3-5 spots to try and get Beckham, Parker or maybe a Melvin Gordon. But the latter is less likely since they need to improve on Riley Copper being their No.1. I do expect to see D. Bowe sign with them considering the situation.
March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm #40351
Arnold Glass IIMember
Clearly the Rams got the better end of the deal. Noles was a third-round pick and in 2013 he had a 119.2 QBR rating where he had a 27:2 TD to INT ratio AND Philly was paying him on the cheap while Bradford, who was a number one pick, at best had a 78 QBR and you really cannot compare stats because he’s ALWAYS injured AND was getting paid too much money. I don’t know if Kelly can justify this transaction, but of course we will have to wait and see. Oh, did I mention that Bradford is coming off of back-to-back torn ACL injuries?
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