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Jan 15, 2017
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The Minnesota Vikings aren't sure when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will return from his knee injury, head coach Mike Zimmer admitted on ESPN. What It Means: "I don't know when Teddy will be back," he said bluntly. Bridgewater suffered a gruesome injury last summer, tearing his ACL as well as dislocating his knee. The Vikings have indicated that Sam Bradford will remain the starter even if Bridgewater is healthy for the start of next season. Both are injury-prone game managers but Bradford's arm strength and accuracy are far superior to Bridgewater's. Despite his injury, the...
NumberFire Jan 15, 2017

Vikings unsure when Teddy Bridgewater will recover from knee injury

The Minnesota Vikings aren't sure when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will return from his knee injury, head coach Mike Zimmer admitted on ESPN. What It Means: "I don't know when Teddy will be back," he said bluntly. Bridgewater suffered a gruesome injury last summer, tearing his ACL as well as dislocating his knee. The Vikings have indicated that Sam Bradford will remain the starter even if Bridgewater is healthy for the start of next season. Both are injury-prone game managers but Bradford's arm strength and accuracy are far superior to Bridgewater's. Despite his injury, the...
FOX Sports Jan 12, 2017
Teddy Bridgewater is still the quarterback the Vikings need

Teddy Bridgewater is still the quarterback the Vikings need

While Sam Bradford provided a solid option at quarterback this year, the Minnesota Vikings future hopes rest squarely on the shoulders of Teddy Bridgewater.It's hard to argue against the season that Sam Bradford had this year for the Minnesota Vikings. After being traded to an unfamiliar team...
philly.com Jan 12, 2017

Domowitch: Eagles' Ertz expects to be trusty receiver

ZACH ERTZ has been a strong finisher the last two seasons. A year ago, with Sam Bradford as the Eagles' quarterback, he was targeted 46 times in the last four games and caught 35 passes for 450 yards and 18 first downs.

Vikings grades, outlook: Sam Bradford's season both limited and well navigated

This is the fourth in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WR A turbulent season for the Vikings offense began with Teddy Bridgewater’s severe knee injury and ended with Sam Bradford being named their starter moving forward. As you know, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman dealt a 2017 first-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick to Philadelphia to acquire Bradford just days before the regular season opener. Because of Bradford, quarterback play was not the 28th-ranked offense’s biggest worry as they cycled through...

Vikings grades, outlook: Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs carry load for top picks at receiver

This is the third in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE  The Vikings got a lot from two smaller contracts and not enough from their top picks at wide receiver in 2016. Adam Thielen’s emergence paired with Stefon Diggs, a fifth-round pick two years ago, gives Sam Bradford a potent duo moving forward. Diggs and Thielen, whose combined salary cap hits were under $1.2 million last season (14 percent of cap used at WR), produced 71 percent of yardage at their position. This offseason they’ll likely lock up Thielen, a...
ESPN Jan 10, 2017

As Vikings move forward with Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater's future remains cloudy

As Vikings move forward with Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater's future remains cloudy

Vikings part ways with Scott Turner

The Vikings have parted ways with quarterbacks coach Scott Turner. Turner, the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, was on coach Mike Zimmer’s original Vikings staff in 2014 and played a role in the development of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the 2014 first-round draft pick who made the Pro Bowl as an alternate in his second year. Bridgewater appeared to be poised for a breakout season in 2016 before suffering a season-ending knee injury during the preseason. The Vikings then made the bold trade for former first overall draft pick Sam Bradford, who had a career year...
FOX Sports Jan 6, 2017
Louisville Football: 5 Teams That Should Trade For Bridgewater

Louisville Football: 5 Teams That Should Trade For Bridgewater

We take a look at five NFL teams that should consider trading for former Louisville football player Teddy Bridgewater.Well, the Minnesota Vikings are making it clear that Sam Bradford has done enough this season to be the starting quarterback going forward. This leaves former Louisville football q...

Vikings' Adam Thielen one of NFL's most effective downfield threats during breakout season

Silver linings are few and far between for the Vikings’ 28th-ranked offense limited by both player and coaching turnover during the 2016 season. But one bright spot includes the seeds of a productive passing game, which were evident whenever Sam Bradford had the time and/or play call to take a deeper shot toward Adam Thielen, the Vikings’ leading receiver who enjoyed a breakout year. Thielen caught many defenders off guard by not only lining up as one of the Vikings’ starting receivers (having entered the year with 20 career grabs), but then by catching more of his share of...

Listen: Mike Zimmer solved the offseason QB dilemma, but others remain

Intro: Breaking down Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's comment that Sam Bradford has earned the right to start. 20:00: What about Pat Shurmur, Adrian Peterson and other decisions? 35:00: Season awards. 42:00 Drew Magary joins and tries not to swear.
NumberFire Jan 4, 2017

Vikings believe Sam Bradford has earned right to start in 2017

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has "earned the right to be the starting quarterback," head coach Mike Zimmer said. What It Means: Teddy Bridgewater is still attempting to come back from a devastating knee injury, but there have been rumblings Bradford will keep the job even if Bridgewater is healthy. Bradford set an NFL record with a 71.6 percent completion rate this season behind a comically bad offensive line. With Bradford set to count $18 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, the Vikings will likely look to work out an extension this...
FOX Sports Jan 3, 2017
Vikings coach Zimmer says Bradford has earned starting job

Vikings coach Zimmer says Bradford has earned starting job

Mike Zimmer says Sam Bradford has "earned the right" to start for the Vikings next season

Mike Zimmer: Sam Bradford has 'earned the right' to continue as Vikings' starting QB

The Vikings might have their quarterback of the future, at least that’s how Mike Zimmer has evaluated Sam Bradford’s play in 2016. Zimmer called Bradford “remarkable,” adding he’s done enough to earn the long-term job. “He’s earned the right to be the starting quarterback,” Zimmer said Tuesday during his season-ending press conference. “Right now, all I’m worried about is Teddy [Bridgewater] getting better.” The Vikings’ twisting-and-turning odd season began with Bridgewater hopeful for a breakout year in his third NFL season and ended with Bradford playing behind...

Upon Further Review: Quarterback decisions will define Vikings offseason, plus thoughts on Rudolph, Greenway

The morning after every Vikings game, after a few hours of sleep and maybe an early flight back to Minneapolis, Star Tribune beat writer Matt Vensel will empty out his notebook and share a few opinions after getting a chance to gather his thoughts. It’s sort of like a Minnesota-centric version of the Monday Morning QB — except it’s a few thousand words and one haiku shorter. —————– I leaned against Cordarrelle Patterson’s locker stall at Winter Park last week as I asked the wide receiver for his thoughts on Sam Bradford, who was about to set the NFL’s single-season...
FOX Sports Jan 2, 2017
Sam Bradford shatters Minnesota Vikings and NFL records for accuracy

Sam Bradford shatters Minnesota Vikings and NFL records for accuracy

Quarterback Sam Bradford completed passes at an amazing rate for the Minnesota Vikings, breaking franchise and NFL records in the process.One of the first words that should come to mind when thinking of Sam Bradford is efficient. He came to the Minnesota Vikings after breaking the Philadelphia Eag...

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