With the recent trade of quarterback Sam Bradford from the Eagles to the Vikings, we thought it’d be a nice time to look at some fun facts about the whole situation.
-Sam Bradford wore jersey number 7 with the Philadelphia Eagles. If he keeps that number, he’ll join another former Eagles quarterback who wore number 7 for the Vikings. Randall Cunningham wore jersey number 7 in Minnesota from 1997 to 1999.
-Sam Bradford will now join other quarterbacks who have played for both the Eagles and Vikings during their career, including: Randall Cunningham, Donovan McNabb, Jim McMahon, Norm Snead, Jay Fiedler, and Bubby Brister.
-The last time the Eagles traded a quarterback to the Vikings was in 2007. That year, on August 27th, they traded Kelly Holcomb to Minnesota for an undisclosed draft pick.
-How has Sam Bradford done against the Vikings before joining them? He only went up against Minnesota once, while with the Rams in his third season in the league in 2012, and the result was a 36-22 Vikings win. In the game, Bradford completed 35 of 55 passes for 377 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Of note in this game, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh made five field goals total including three from beyond 50 yards. Adrian Peterson also scored that day on an 82 yard run.
-Sam Bradford will now join a Vikings backfield containing the great Adrian Peterson. Both of these players are products of the University of Oklahoma. Peterson played for the Sooners from 2004 to 2006 and Bradford suited up for Oklahoma from 2006 to 2009. 2006 was the only season they were on the team together, though Bradford was not the starting quarterback that year.