The Minnesota Vikings gave up an awful lot to trade for Sam Bradford, but given the fact that he’s led them to an undefeated record, they’re probably alright with it.
Exactly how much they’ve given up will be up in the air until the VIkings’ season comes to an end. We already knew that that the Vikings sent the Philadelphia Eagles a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2017 fourth-round pick. But the latter pick is conditional, and will become a third-round pick if the Vikings make the NFC Championship Game.
The big revelation is that if this occurs, the Eagles will also send a seventh-round pick back to Minnesota, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The seventh-round pick was definitely not known at the time of the trade.
If the Vikings make the Super Bowl and win it, the third-round pick actually becomes a second-round pick. That would be a total investment of a first and a second by the Vikings but needless to say, they would be more than happy to pay that price for a Super Bowl win.
But there is a lot of season left to go before they reach that point.