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Eagles paid Bradford $11 million

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By Anthony Caruso III

The Philadelphia Eagles have paid Sam Bradford $11 million to go away. Bradford was traded to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday morning.

Bradford was acquired after Teddy Bridgewater went down with a season-ending injury. He dislocated his knee and also torn his ACL.

Sam Bradford (Getty Images)

Sam Bradford (Getty Images)

The price was steep that the Vikings had to pay as they gave up a 2017 first-round pick and a fourth-round pick. But they may now something that we don’t.

There’s been little on Bridgewater’s condition since Tues. when he got hurt in a non-contact injury. With Bradford signing a two-year deal with the Eagles in March for $35 million, one has to wonder if Bridgewater will even be ready in 2017.

While his knee and torn ACL may be ready, there’s some thought that there was interior damage with tendons and ligaments.

Bradford — who received $5.5 million of his second installment of his signing bonus on Sept. 1st and also received $5.5 million when he signed in March — will now be the team’s starter next week. He’ll have Shaun Hill as the back-up.

Mike Zimmer, the Vikings head coach, indicated that Hill was going to be the starter this week. However, he hasn’t started more than 10 games in a season and never made the playoffs as a starter.

Hill’s best record was 5-3 with the San Francisco 49ers in 2008.

With Bradford, they’re also getting a quarterback, who never made the playoffs. He also never started a game with a top-10 rushing attack — which will change next week as he’ll now be reunited with his old college buddy Adrian Peterson.

He was also reunited with a old college buddy in DeMarco Murray last season. That was a failed experiment under Chip Kelly, the former Eagles head coach.

He wouldn’t play Murray much and Bradford didn’t live up to expectations after the Eagles traded Nick Foles and draft picks to acquire him in the 2015 off-season. Yet, they still re-signed him.

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