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Sam Bradford | Quarterback | #8

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / LAR
Contract: view contract details

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Sam Bradford completed 22-of-30 passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Vikings' Week 5 win over the Texans.
Bradford did not face much resistance in this one. He found a wide open Adam Thielen for a 36-yard touchdown in the first quarter, hooked up with Matt Asiata on a pair of big gains on swing passes, and capped his day with a 9-yard score in the fourth. With the team in complete control, Bradford attempted just 12 passes in the second half, and he now has gone 125 passes without an interception to open his Vikings career. It was an impressive offensive performance against a tough defense without top pass catcher Stefon Diggs. Still, Bradford will not be a recommended streamer in Philadelphia after the bye week. Oct 9 - 5:01 PM

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Sam Bradford completed 26-of-36 passes for 262 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' Week 4 win over the Giants on Monday night.

Bradford was methodical all night, and is now 3-0 through his first three starts for the 4-0 Vikings. He dinked and dunked his way down the field, taking the occasional sideline shot to Charles Johnson, who reeled in a pair of passes for 30 and 40 yards. Bradford's touchdown went to Kyle Rudolph from seven yards out, and the two have now hooked up for scores in all three of Bradford's starts. Bradford will be a bottom-barrel QB2 next week against the Texans' No. 1 pass defense.
Oct 3 - 11:59 PM

Sam Bradford completed 18-of-28 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 22-10, Week 3 win over the Panthers.

Bradford had a laughably bad first half, completing 4-of-11 throws for 26 yards. He was immediately crisper in the second, working his connection with Kyle Rudolph for a touchdown on Minnesota's opening possession. The Vikings didn't look back, with Bradford appearing infinitely more comfortable behind Minnesota's ramshackle offensive line. Mr. Nine Lives Bradford will be a mid-range QB2 against the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 4:48 PM

Vikings OC Norv Turner said Sam Bradford has "everything you look for in a quarterback."

"I think he’s a great passer, and I think he makes great decisions," Turner said. "That combination is what you need in a good quarterback." Coming off one of the best games of his career just two weeks into his Vikings tenure, more might be expected of Bradford moving forward with Adrian Peterson (knee) on the shelf for likely the rest of the season. He has a tough trip to Carolina this weekend, but he could play his way into streaming consideration over the next couple games.
Sep 22 - 8:27 AM

Sam Bradford completed 22-of-31 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns in Minnesota's Week 2 win over the Packers.

Bradford played better than expected with only two weeks to pick up Minnesota’s offense. He had a red-zone fade to Kyle Rudolph for his first Vikings touchdown, and showed an immediate connection with Stefon Diggs, hitting him for 182 yards and his second TD. Bradford went to the locker room with an injury to his non-throwing hand, but played the entire game. The Vikings offense is going to take a hit if Adrian Peterson (knee) is out, but Bradford showed enough to be a low-end streaming option against Carolina in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 11:54 PM

ESPN's Ben Goessling reports Sam Bradford will start against the Packers on Sunday night.

It's an expected move after Bradford got first-team reps over Shaun Hill. Bradford's had only two weeks to pick up Minnesota's offense, but has a plus matchup against a Packers defense that allowed 320 pass yards to Blake Bortles and will be without CB Sam Shields. Bradford's still nothing more than a low-floor QB2. The Vikings are likely to go with a run-heavy gamescript behind Adrian Peterson.
Sep 17 - 4:23 PM

According to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sam Bradford took all of the first-team reps at Wednesday's practice.

Coach Mike Zimmer said he won't announce the starting quarterback until Sunday but it looks like he's already tipped his hand. Bradford needed a week to learn the Vikings' offense but it looks like he's ready to go for Sunday's home opener against the Packers. His presence should give a slight boost to Stefon Diggs, who is coming off a 100-yard game in Week 1.
Sep 14 - 5:02 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he won't announce his Week 2 quarterback until Sunday.

Shaun Hill was reasonably effective on Sunday, but far from stirring. He didn't do anything to delay Sam Bradford's timetable. Bradford figures to see increased first-team reps in this week's practices, and is probably the slight favorite to be under center against the Packers.
Sep 12 - 3:09 PM

A source told ESPN's Josina Anderson Sam Bradford "is close" to being ready to play.

Shaun Hill will start this week, but it sounds like Bradford will be ready to go if needed on Sunday. At the very least, he should start Week 2. In an extremely run-heavy attack, Bradford will not be worth using in standard leagues even when he takes over the starting job.
Sep 10 - 12:41 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer reiterated Friday that he will not reveal the Vikings' Week 1 quarterback until Sunday.

Amid reports the Vikings are concerned with Sam Bradford's ability to make pre-snap decisions with so little time to learn the playbook, most signs point toward Shaun Hill getting the nod in Nashville. Regardless, the Vikings are going to lean heavily on Adrian Peterson against the Titans' sub-par run defense.
Sep 9 - 3:48 PM

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports the Vikings are worried about Sam Bradford's ability to make changes at the line Week 1.

Bradford might be able to learn enough of the playbook to run the offense in practice, but being able to make calls at the line and check into the correct plays is another matter. If he cannot pick up enough of those nuances before Sunday, the Vikings will likely sit him, especially with Dick LeBeau calling the shots on the other side.
Source: TNF on NBC
Sep 8 - 8:02 PM

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports Sam Bradford has "done really well" picking up the playbook, and "all options [are] still available" at quarterback for the Vikings' Week 1 opener against the Titans.

Bradford and Shaun Hill have been splitting first-team reps in practice the past two days since the trade, and Bradford is apparently picking up the offense somewhat quickly. He's had plenty of experience learning new offenses in his brief career, seemingly always having to pick up a new playbook each year. The Vikings want Bradford under center as soon as possible. Putting Hill in at quarterback gives the offense very little chance at finding success. Daily Slant: Although Bradford himself wouldn't be a recommended DFS play, his presence as the starter increases the potential of the other Vikings skill players. Adrian Peterson may see fewer stacked boxes - neither QB stretches the field well, but Bradford is more - which would make him a stronger GPP target in a game where the Vikings are slight favorites. Stefon Diggs, who has been running frequently out of the slot in the preseason, also benefits.
Sep 6 - 8:11 PM

Vikings QBs Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill will both get first-team reps in this week's practices.

Hill is expected to start as Bradford crams seemingly the millionth playbook of his career, but Bradford under center certainly can't be ruled out. The Vikings' acquisition of Bradford was a desperate act that undoubtedly has them wanting to get their new quarterback on the field as soon as possible. Coach Mike Zimmer figures to drag out the decision all week.
Sep 5 - 2:06 PM

Vikings acquired QB Sam Bradford from the Eagles in exchange for a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018.

The conditional fourth-rounder can upgrade to a third-round or even second-round pick based on 2016 performance. It's a necessary move by Vikings GM Rick Spielman, but one clearly made out of desperation, and became increasingly questionable as the details of what Minnesota gave up trickled out. Minnesota has a roster that is ready to compete, with the exception of quarterback where Teddy Bridgewater was lost to a devastating knee injury. Bradford has been a below-average NFL starter, but he is an upgrade on 36 1/2-year-old Shaun Hill, who will resume his customary backup job. The Bradford acquisition is good news for the Vikings' offense. Bradford will be asked to manage games, however, limiting his individual fantasy appeal. He's only mildly more attractive on the Vikings than the Eagles in two-QB leagues.
Sep 3 - 10:33 AM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Vikings "inquired" about Sam Bradford.

Caplan thinks a trade is unlikely, but he added to "never rule anything out." With Shaun Hill set to open the season as the starter, the Vikings need to add someone, and they may be willing to pay a pretty penny to land a competent starter. Minnesota will have real Super-Bowl aspirations if they can get even average play from the quarterback position.
Sep 3 - 10:26 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Shaun Hill
RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Matt Asiata
3Ronnie Hillman
4Adrian Peterson
GLB1Matt Asiata
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Adrian Peterson
FB1Zach Line
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Adam Thielen
3Jarius Wright
WR21Charles Johnson
2Laquon Treadwell
3Cordarrelle Patterson
WR31Adam Thielen
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4David Morgan
LT1T.J. Clemmings
2Jake Long
LG1Alex Boone
2Jeremiah Sirles
C1Joe Berger
2Nick Easton
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Zac Kerin
3Willie Beavers
RT1Andre Smith
K1Blair Walsh