A little more than a year ago, the St. Louis Rams traded QB Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles for QB Nick Foles and some draft compensation. The move set both franchises up with the stability at the position they had long been seeking. Foles signed a contract extension by the Rams later in August 2015; Bradford re-upped on a two-year deal with the Eagles in March of this year.
Last week, the Rams torpedoed any long-term plans with Foles (or the QB who replaced him as the starter, Case Keenum) by trading up for the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to seemingly select their QB of the future in North Dakota St. QB Carson Wentz and Cal QB Jared Goff.
Today, the Eagles followed suit by making a huge trade with the Cleveland Browns for the #2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft:
#Eagles have agreed to a trade with the Cleveland Browns to acquire the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/SdJSegMy4m— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 20, 2016
For two franchises tied at the hip at QB to apparently do so again is...well, weird.
As it stands, both the Rams and Eagles are going all-in for some time in regards to the draft on the top two QBs.
Time will tell if both, either or neither made the right decision in April of 2016...