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Nick Foles and Sam Bradford swap teams in historic trade

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The Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the more active teams in the first few hours of free agency and they have made quite a strange trade with the St Louis Rams.

The Eagles have already been busy doing deals after the LeSean McCoy - Kiko Alonso trade with the Buffalo Bills deal was also confirmed today.

Philadelphia have already re-signed the man who almost took them to the post-season last year in quarterback Mark Sanchez.

The Eagles staff have been facing questions over quarterback Nick Foles for several weeks and the re-signing of Sanchez made everyone question Foles future with the franchise.

But that has today been answered in what has proven to be a complicated trade with the St Louis Rams.

The Rams and Eagles have completed a quarterback trade which will send Foles to St Louis and the 2010 top pick in the draft Sam Bradford to Philadelphia.

Rather than being a straight swap, there are numerous draft picks included in the trade and the Eagles have covered themselves in case Bradford's injury history resurfaces.

Bradford hasn't played an NFL game since 2013 after he tore his ACL and that has been duly noted by Chip Kelly and the Eagles staff.

Along with Bradford, the Eagles will receive the Rams fifth round pick this year and a conditional pick in 2016 depending on how many snaps Bradford takes.

The Rams however, will not only receive a quarterback who once threw seven touchdown passes in one game, but also the Eagles fourth round pick this year and their second round pick in 2016.

A risky move

The Eagles appear to have placed a lot of faith in Bradford in order to go through with this move and grant him a large amount of snaps.

It has been revealed that the Eagles conditional draft pick is based on Bradford taking 50% of snaps next season.

This would seem to suggest that Bradford will be the intended starter in Philadelphia but with Mark Sanchez waiting on the bench, the fans patience with the new man may not last very long.

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