It appears to be trading day in the NFL.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Rams and Eagles are close to finalizing a trade that would send quarterback Sam Bradford to Philly in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles and “draft pick compensation.”
The move would continue a major overhaul of the Eagles offense since coach Chip Kelly took the personnel reins this offseason. They’ve already traded running back LeSean McCoy and cut Todd Herremans while wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is reportedly heading to Kansas City as a free agent.
Bradford has suffered torn ACLs in each of the last two seasons, which led the Rams to seek a restructuring of his contract. That never happened, though, and Foles, who had a season-ending collarbone injury, would be the presumptive starter in St. Louis when and if the trade is cemented.
Bradford is in the final year of his contract, so the move wouldn’t necessarily preclude the Eagles making another trade to get in position to draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. For now, though, he’d join Mark Sanchez on the depth chart while reuniting with former Rams coach and current Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.