So yeah. Yesterday happened.
What's kind of crazy to me was that it was less about the Rams selling and more about the Eagles buying, as made clear in SI's Peter King's free agency New Years Day reax:
The Rams had multiple trade options for Bradford, who has had two straight seasons ended with ACL tears to his left knee, but by Monday they were focused on Philadelphia because the Eagles had something that no other involved team would offer—a potential starting quarterback in Foles.
What I was told reliably Tuesday night: Philadelphia coach/power-czar Chip Kelly loves Bradford, feels Bradford’s the right guy to run his fast-paced offense, and this from an insider on the trade of the day: "Chip came hard after Bradford. That’s why this happened."
That's what still has me shook about this whole thing. The Eagles came after Bradford. A QB on a doubly-injured ACL who hasn't played in a regular season game since October of 2013 who's on a $13m bill for 2015 who has a 18-30-1 career record as a starting QB.
But hey, it's not just me.
.@STLouisRams I'm excited for this new chapter and looking forward to what's ahead in St. Louis. Go Rams!— Nick Foles (@NFoles_9) March 11, 2015
Welcome to the family Nick lets go eat big dog!!! #RamsNation— Tavon Austin (@Tayaustin01) March 10, 2015
This business is crazy.....never a dull moment! Wishing my friend Sam Bradford all the best! Great teammate and a great dude!— James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) March 10, 2015
Hey Eagles Twitter, I've got a couple of Bradford "throwbacks" for sale. Hit me up if you're interested— Brandon Bate (@NoPlanB_) March 10, 2015
I’m sad.— Justin Striebel (@jstriebel22) March 10, 2015
I'll be rooting for Sam. Lot of talent there but both sides need fresh start. My struggle w/keeping him was why would he a 2nd contract here— T. Shields, Esq. (@Shields3L) March 10, 2015
I'll still be rooting for Sam on the Eagles— Joshua Beavers (@JABeavers) March 10, 2015
Rarely do I drink immediately after work... today, is one of those days... #WTFisHappening— Nathan Kearns (@nkearns12) March 10, 2015
Hope Nick Foles realizes he doesn't have an OLine in place here. #RunNickRun— Ms. Cakes (@patycake15) March 10, 2015
Unreal. I'm in shock.— Wynnde (@wynnde13) March 10, 2015
I honestly wish Sam Bradford the best in Philly, but it’s more than time to move on from that contract and more importantly, that left knee.— SeattleRams (@seattlerams) March 10, 2015
As for him being "Fishers guy" give me a break. Do you all watch the NFL. Every guy is your guy till he ain't. That's the business.— B*Dizzle (@JTPirate) March 10, 2015
Sam Bradford trade unofficial until he proves he can run up the steps in Rocky without tearing his ACL.— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) March 10, 2015
All this charade of "involving Sam Bradford" when Jeff Fisher promoted his guy to OC from within... that's grade-A stagecraft.— RamsHerd (@RamsHerd) March 10, 2015
My official thougths on Sam Bradford being traded for Nick Foles: O;B#%TGHP[923W8EVH' X2W[3— Nathan Kearns (@nkearns12) March 10, 2015
I had always pictured Sam Bradford having his second-career renaissance with the Patriots. A different Evil Genius stepped up first.— RamsHerd (@RamsHerd) March 10, 2015