Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
15 hours ago

Bradford struggled in Sunday's win at Carolina, completing 18 of 28 passes for just 171 yards and one touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford and the entire Vikings offense struggled to move the ball in their first game without Adrian Peterson (knee), but a strong performance by the defense and special teams led them to victory anyway. He's not being asked to shoulder a heavy load, but does look to have a decent rapport with tight end Kyle Rudolph and top wideout Stephon Diggs. While the 2010 first overall pick won't turn it over much, he probably isn't going to rack up significant yardage most weeks, either.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Bradford completed 22 of 31 passes for 286 yards and two TDs in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford shook off an injury to his non-throwing hand to lead the Vikings to a win in his first start for the team since being acquired in a trade with the Eagles earlier this month. It's clear that he'll keep the job, as long as he remains healthy, and the chemistry he displayed with wideout Stefon Diggs (nine catches for 182 yards and a TD) was encouraging, especially since it looks like Bradford may be handing off to running backs not named Adrian Peterson next week, after the Vikings' star back left Sunday's game with a knee injury.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Bradford will be under center during the Vikings' first offensive snap Sunday against the Packers, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

All signs pointed to Bradford getting the nod in Week 2, from taking all the first-team reps in practice to doing the same in pregame warmups, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Just over two weeks removed from the trade with the Eagles, the Vikings will entrust Bradford with the controls, but having Adrian Peterson at his disposal will certainly ease the burden at the outset of this venture.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Several more media outlets are reporting that Bradford will be the starting quarterback Sunday against Green Bay with ESPN and NFL Network confirming earlier reports. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he will not announce a starter until Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Local radio station ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities had reported on Friday that sources said he will start and there were multiple reports earlier in the week that Bradford had taken most of the first-team snaps with the offense. Still, there is some risk for fantasy owners, as the starter may not be official until shortly before Sunday night's game. It's not inconceivable that Shaun HIll's performance in last week's win could delay Bradford's debut past Week 2.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Bradford will be the starting quarterback Sunday against Green Bay, multiple sources told Arif Hasan of ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he will not announce a starter until Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It's widely expected that Bradford will start after several reports that he took most of the snaps with the first-team offense this week. However, there is some risk for fantasy owners as the starter may not be clear until late in the day with the Vikings playing the Sunday night game. There's some possibility that Shaun HIll's performance in last week's win could delay Bradford's debut past Week 2.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Vikings head coach Brad Zimmer said he wouldn't name his starting quarterback until Sunday, but said Bradford has was ready to start. "He could - Shaun [Hill]'s ready to go too," he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

There have been several reports that Bradford took the most snaps with the first-team offense this week, but Zimmer hasn't made anything official. It seems likely the Vikings would give Bradford the start in Week 2 after paying a high price to acquire him. However, Shaun HIll's performance in last week's win could delay Bradford's debut another week. However, most analysts expect Bradford to start.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he would not announce a starting quarterback for this week's game against Green Bay until Sunday. However, Bradford took all the first-team snaps Wednesday according to St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Charley Walters.

EDGE Analysis

Shaun Hill and Bradford split carries last week in practice with Hill getting the start since Bradford had only a week to prepare after his trade from the Eagles. It would seem likely the Vikings would give Bradford the start in Week 2 after paying a high price to acquire him. However, Hill's strong performance and Bradford's limited time to prepare may give the Vikings pause and consider Hill for another week.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Shaun Hill has officially been announced as Minnesota's starting quarterback Sunday at Tennessee, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Bradford will be active as the backup quarterback.

EDGE Analysis

Hill and Bradford split snaps with the first-team offense at quarterback during practice last week. However, Hill will get the nod with Bradford having only a week of practice with his new team after being traded from Philadelphia. Bradford is likely to move into the starting job Week 2 against Green Bay. It's also possible Bradford could get some playing time Sunday if the game becomes lopsided.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Vikings players have been informed that Hill, rather than Bradford is expected to start Sunday's game in Tennessee, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports

EDGE Analysis

With just four practices as a Viking under his belt, Bradford probably hasn't had enough time to prepare for a game. The Vikings don't intend to announce a starter until Sunday, but it seems Week 2 is the most likely date for Bradford's debut in purple. An official announcement will likely come in the hours leading up to Sunday's 1 PM ET kickoff.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
3 weeks ago

Shaun Hill led quarterback drills in the portion of Wednesday's practice open to reporters with Bradford following him, ESPN reports. However, head coach Mike Zimmer said he will not announce a starting quarterback for this week until Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Week 1's starter will likely depend on how quickly it takes Bradford to become familiar with the offense. Both quarterbacks are expected to split reps with the first-team offense this week and it may not be known who will start until Sunday. It's also possible both quarterbacks see action, especially if the game is lopsided.