Vikings Trade for QB Sam Bradford
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Sep 14, 2016,
Sep 14, 2016, 22:29
He didnt rule out Bradford, either, with the game at Tennessee six days away. Not even in junior high. Head Coach Mike Zimmer, now in his third season, already was rewarded with a contract extension.
The Minnesota Vikings found their quarterback after losing Teddy Bridgewater for the 2016 season due to a severe left knee injury, acquiring Sam Bradford in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. Bradford replaces Teddy Bridgewater, who went down for the season after suffering a gruesome knee injury this week. "He asked me then if we'd be open to trading one of our quarterbacks, and I said it'd be very hard to do anything with any of them".
"That team started having some quarterback issues when one of them went down", Matthews said. "He's just got to get used to how we call the plays and our depths and all of that stuff, but he's been coming along well". But that was before the Vikings sent a first-round pick in 2017 and a conditional fourth-round selection in 2018 to the Eagles for Bradford, who nearly certainly will start eventually. The game is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start time and it will be televised live on FOX. Johnson, though, indicated that might not fully have been the case Wednesday. "And every player in here does, otherwise you'll get left behind pretty quickly". "He's getting his work in, as well".
In the blink of an eye, Hill has gone from the Vikings starting quarterback to competing with Bradford for the starting job Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, but he says he is OK with that.
"The number of starts [Bradford has had], he's a very intelligent quarterback, he's faced this defense before", Mularkey said.
"They wouldn't give up a 1 and a 4 to have a guy sit very long", he said. As Schefter quoted the insider, Bradford "is mad and wants to show everyone who's best". "That's the nature of this game", Hill said.
"I keep the same approach no matter what", Hill began.
He has lived the life of a backup since entering the league as a rookie free agent in 2005.
This time around, it could be Bradford taking a job that Hill seemed to be in line for when Bridgewater went down in practice on August 30.
Talking to the press after Monday's practice, Bradford admitted that he must adjust to his new environment, and fast. "The past 12 hours, finding out I was going to be here, it's been a little insane". "I just know how he (Bradford) played the second half of last season, and I know he's completely healthy, and I know this is the best running game by far that he'll ever play with", he said to MMQB.
Is Sam Bradford the right answer to beat Green Bay in the divisional race and win the NFC North again? He downplayed there being any risk of losing confidence if he plays Sunday while not being fully up to speed with the playbook. When you get to EJ Manuel on the list, you need to stop (and probably take a drink). "I would anticipate [Bradford starts], and if he doesn't, it's not going to change how we prepare".
"But I thought, from the outside looking in, it was a good move", Favre said.
A little insane? What starting QB has ever been traded eight days before the season starts?