3. Moving forward, has Sam Bradford’s play made the quarterback situation more complicated when Bridgewater gets healthy?
"The politically correct answer here is no. It is great to have two talented quarterbacks available if Minnesota picks up Bradford’s hefty price tag next season. The actual answer is yes…and in a big way. Bridgewater has the heart of many fans and has shown to be an accurate quarterback. Considering Teddy may not be available for next season with the severity of his injury, it’s best to have Bradford penciled in as the starter in 2017."
This question is really pointless until we get into the thick of the offseason and get a prognosis/timeline on Bridgewater’s recovery. I was one of the folks who genuinely laughed at the Vikings “wasting” a high draft pick on Sam Bradford, but he’s looked very good at times. As discussed in the previous question, he’s struggled with awful offensive line play.
I absolutely loved Teddy coming out of college (I wanted the Jaguars to select him third overall) and think he can still be a good starting quarterback, but he’s a complete unknown at this point. He could come back and be a good quarterback in a few years, but it’s not practical to count on him in 2017.
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