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Vikings Trade for Sam Bradford

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to stay in contention, will the former 1st overall pick help them?

NFL: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

That answers the question of whether or not the Arizona Cardinals could move one of Drew Stanton or Matt Barkley to the Minnesota Vikings.

In an absolute stunning development, the Vikings have traded a first round pick in 2017 and a 4th round pick in 2018.

Many Arizona Cardinals fans were hoping that the Cardinals would either dangle Drew Stanton to keep Matt Barkley on the roster, or be able to get something for Barkley before letting him go.

Well, neither was an option.

Is it desperation or a tactical maneuver to keep Minnesota, thought to be the potential sleeper in the NFC, close for a championship?

For Philadelphia, it clears any sort of confusion on their quarterback plans, but also, gives them back some lost ammunition from the Carson Wentz trade.

It makes what Philadelphia had done this draft a little more palatable for fans, but another way to look at it.

Does this keep the Vikings in contention or was this a desperate team that the Eagles were able to take advantage of?

The Arizona Cardinals will take on the Sam Bradford led Vikings on November 20, 2016 in Minnesota, so we should have a good idea by then.