EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles made a trade Tuesday afternoon. You probably already heard about it as the foundation of it was a swap of quarterbacks. Sam Bradford to the Eagles in exchange for Nick Foles.
What followed was a lot of information that left a lot of people -- including yours truly -- scratching their heads on how exactly the accompanying draft pick compensation works out.
After getting some confirmation from the appropriate parties, here's the trade in all its glory (?).
Rams get: QB Nick Foles, 2015 fourth-round pick, 2016 second-round pick
Eagles get: QB Sam Bradford, 2015 fifth-round pick
None of the above picks are conditional. Those are set in stone.
Here's the conditional part:
If Bradford plays less than 50 percent of the snaps in 2015, the Eagles get a 2016 fourth-round pick from the Rams.
If Bradford does not play this season, the Eagles get a 2016 third-round pick from the Rams.
If Bradford plays more than 50 percent of the snaps in 2015, the Eagles get no additional picks.
So, for those keeping score at home, before the league announces compensatory picks at the NFL owners meetings, the Rams now have picks in the following rounds for the 2015 NFL draft: first, second, third, fourth (from Philadelphia) and seventh (from New England).