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.
Vikings traded 2017 first-round draft choice and a fourth-round pick to Eagles to acquire QB Sam Bradford, per @Edwerderespn.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2016
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.
After this Vikings trade, Philadelphia's net-spend to draft Carson Wentz is a 2nd & 3rd round pick. That ain't bad at all.— Shane Alexander (@Alexander1Great) September 3, 2016
It makes what Philadelphia had done this draft a little more palatable for fans, but another way to look at it.
Eagles bought a 1 & 4 for $11M— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner13) September 3, 2016
Does this keep the Vikings in contention or was this a desperate team that the Eagles were able to take advantage of?
Can look at it like ... Eagles gave up Nick Foles, a 2, and a 4. Eagles got a 1, a 4, a 5, and a year of Sam Bradford. (I think that's it.)— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 3, 2016
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.