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Eagles Officially Trade Nick Foles To Rams For Sam Bradford

 

Update:

The official details of the Eagles and Rams trade that involves Nick Foles heading to St. Louis for Sam Bradford have been announced.

Eagles get:

Rams get:

  • Nick Foles and a 4th-round pick (2015) and a 2nd-round pick (2016)

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that if Bradford is not Eagles’ starting QB this season, Philadelphia would get their 2016 2nd-round pick back from the from the Rams.

Eagles will surrender 2016 2nd-round pick to Rams in QB trade no matter what. But will get back a conditional 2016 pick from Rams. It will be a 3rd if Bradford does not play at all; and a 4th if he starts less than 50 percent of plays.

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The St. Louis Rams officially announced that they have acquired Eagles QB Nick Foles for QB Sam Bradford and an undisclosed draft pick.

The Rams announcement did not specify the exact draft pick compensation, and that is likely a result of the details still being ironed out, as stated by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Rams have overhauled their quarterback position today, having also re-acquired QB Case Keenum.

Bradford, 27, has yet to live up to his draft status and is now coming off of back-to-back ACL tears, so there are some real concerns about him moving forward.

He has one year remaining on his six-year, $78 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed. Bradford stands to make a base salary of $12.985 million for the 2015 season to go along with a cap figure of $16.58 million.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Bradford would free up $12.985 million in cap space for the Rams.

Bradford last appeared in an NFL game during the 2013 season. He finished the year throwing for 1,687 yards while completing 60.7 percent of his passes to go along with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions over the course of seven games.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the Rams are close to trading QB Sam Bradford to Philadelphia for QB Nick Foles and draft-pick compensation.

Albert Breer has added that details are slow to emerge as they are still being ironed out.

What we do know however, is that the trade includes an exchange of picks in 2015, plus conditional picks in 2016 according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The “conditional” nature of the draft pick likely deals with Bradford’s significant injury history.

Albert Breer adds that the conditions governing the exchange of picks are complex, and the teams are still finalizing the details.