Surprise! The Minnesota Vikings were apparently not content to let their 2016 fortunes ride on the arm of Shaun Hill. They clearly have intentions of going 8-8 this year or maybe even 9-7 and so they’ve traded for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford.
Minnesota Vikings are trading for Eagles' QB Sam Bradford, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2016
The move was made because starter Teddy Bridgewater shredded his knee on Tuesday.
It gets even better. The Vikings gave up TWO(!) draft picks for Bradford — a first-round pick in 2017 and a fourth-round pick in 2018. So they must be assuming Bridgewater isn’t coming back next year or they just mortgaged part of their future for a guy they’ll be employing for one season.
This is clearly a desperate move by a desperate team. As a Green Bay Packers fan, should you be worried?
Not one iota.
Bradford has never lived up to the status of a No. 1 overall draft pick. Prior to last season, he was traded by the Rams to the Eagles for Nick Foles. Nick Foles didn’t even last a full season as a starter for the Rams and is now a backup in Kansas City.
Although Bradford threw for 3,725 yards in Chip Kelly’s offense in 2015, he only threw 19 touchdowns against 14 picks. His career high in touchdown passes is 21 and he’s seemingly spent more time injured than he actually has on the field.
The Eagles were so unimpressed with Bradford they drafted Carson Wentz with the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft.
But one man’s trash is the Minnesota Vikings’ treasure! Kind of how they pick up every other player the Packers have ever released.
Well now, nothing strikes fear into opposing defenses and instills a ferocious appetite for victory amongst a team quite like the name, Sam Bradford.
Was there no other QB on the market with a longer injury history?
Once again, a real whopper of a choice there ‘Queens.
Sucknado II; The Sucking Intensifies.
Wow, a first round pick?…lmao. Now that’s a real Chicago move.
Bradford’s past performance merits a 1st round pick in today’s market? There is nothing, and i mean nothing, that merits a pick like that for Bradford, he’s a below average failure, his stat’s are very similar to Bridgewaters, if not worse.
I gotta say, the NFC North teams just can’t stop doing favors for the Green Bay Packers. Stafford, Cutler, Ponder. now a 1st round for Bradford.
I’m lovin it!!
They probably think it will be the 32th overall. Works in mysterious ways that vikes minds.
It actually makes sense.
Modern medial science and all but Teddy won’t be back to 100% for 2 years — IF everything goes perfect in his recovery. Sort of like back injuries and surgeries. When John Sullivan had one they said he would be out one year. I said, “No. He is DONE. He will never be the same or even nearly.”
So that is THING #1 = We need a QB for two years. If you don’t get one that is TWO YEARS that are DOWN THE DRAIN. If you don’t get one right now you have already lost one of those years down the drain. Use a #1 pick next year on one? Fool’s dream. Too late and would not be a difference maker — if all went well — for three more years.
THING #2: Shurmer knows Bradford so we have the inside info on what kind of teammate he is and his capabilities. We know what we are getting.
THING#3: Bradford has never been in a good situation as per team and offense. Here he has Zimmer instead of Kelly or (gasp) Fisher. He has Norv Turner! He has AP and a great D.
THING#4: Don’t worry about the contract. Eagles have paid him 11 million of it already. For no games. In a sense we traded a #1 and a #4 for Bradford AND 11 million dollars and cap space. We pay him 7 million this year which we can easily afford. And is super cheap for a starting QB. To put it in perspective we are paying Kalil 11 million this year and he is a lesser LT than Bradford is a QB and position value differential is off the charts.
THING #5: Injury history. No reason to think he is cursed or more likely than anyone else to get injured. Have you seen Hill? That guy would not last 4 games. If he did his arm would be too tired. He played half a game in Seattle and they had to give him 2 extra days off so he could pick up a football. Remember, they had major reservations about Hill AS A BACK-UP BEFORE the Teddy injury. They were worried his elbows were not strong enough to hold a clip board for an entire game! Bradford is light years better in the health and durability department than 36yr old Hill looks to be.
THING #6: No, Heinicke was not going to ride out of the dawn and save our season. Are you kidding me? Undrafted, small, second year, college backwater, coming back from an injury….
THING #7: Packer fans will mock this trade like they mock everything but, make no mistake, it will worry them and they are wishing we did not make this trade. That alone makes it worth it! Before this trade we had almost no chance to win the division especially with the Packers facing the easiest schedule in the NFL. Now we may have a 50-60% chance.
THING #8: Teddy was set to have a great year and I love him — as a QB and as a human being. Setting the accuracy record for his first two years while under record-setting pressure, just WOW. Sublime! But look at it this way — Bradford THIS year may well be better as a Viking than Teddy was LAST year. So our run game is as good, after a few games our pass game will be as good or better than last year, and I firmly believe our D will be even better this year than it was last year. And we played last year basically without any home field advantage and this year we have an easier schedule. If everything breaks right as per injuries and ball bounces and navigating the pre-Bradford-starting games we actually could well win two MORE games this year than last year!
THING #9: Bradford last year on a bad Eagles team had a slightly better QBR than Teddy. He will be in a new offense with the Vikings but he was last year as well.
oh but of COURSE it “actually makes sense” as you have another cup of the purple, Hormel chili-flavored kool-aid.
Don’t worry, the rest of the league knows who you got too. Bradford’s play on the field, when he is actually on the field, is consistently underachieving. That’s probably why being “worried” wasn’t the first thought I had in mind once I heard this news. It was about the same reaction I had to Cutler’s latest contract.
But now that he is a Viking! oh man get the Super Bowl parade ready! *yawn
I stopped reading when you wrote it makes sense. You know it doesn’t. It’s like a kid telling a lie the longer your story the deeper hole you dig. Go to a Vikings site with the rest of your kind. Not welcome here. 9 points I see but did not read one of them.
That fucking killer queen, he’s an extra kind of special isn’t he?…LMFAO
So, in killers mind….Bradford was just on the wrong team, under the wrong coaches. So now, that he’s on the right team, under the right coaches, he now is a franchise Super Bowl winning QB. BWHAHAHAHA…. I don’t care who ya are, that’s fucking funny.
A first round pick for Bradford…..lmfao…I’M lOVIN IT!!!!
Yeah now that he’s in the Vikings’ 28th-ranked powerhouse of an offensive he’ll shine like the permanently-imploding star that he is, a perfect fit for Black Hole that is the Minnesota Vikings.
HA HA HAH HA HA, This is the best Packer Fan site on the Internet by FAR for Laughs.
The only time I ever came to this board is when it popped up in Google News but I might have to come more often for the Laughs and the Delusion
Hey Carl? Would you rather face Sam Bradford or Shaun Hill? Try to be Honest.
Wait……………Did you even know who Sam Bradford was until today?