National experts mostly agree both sides involved in the Sam Bradford trade were winners.

The Vikings were desperate for an experienced quarterback and the Eagles' roster was overloaded with overpaid quarterbacks, including the 2016 No. 2 overall draft pick Carson Wentz.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King said the Vikings overpaid for Bradford with a first-round draft pick in 2017 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018, but the deal was necessary.

ESPN's John Clayton agreed the price was steep, but necessary to stay in contention in the NFC North.

Marc Sessler at wrote that this trade shows the Vikings won't give in and landed a quarterback that "many coaches around the league — if not the fans — still believe in."

Gregg Rosenthal at said the Eagles and Vikings are both winners, highlighting the Vikings ownership specifically.