Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Bradford "has earned the right to be the starting quarterback," according to coach Mike Zimmer, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford's trade to the Vikings prior to Week 1 caused waves across the league, and by winning his first four games at the helm, he couldn't have gotten off to a better start in Minnesota. Although the team's performance significantly fell off over the course of the campaign, Bradford was hardly the reason for that, as he not only set a new NFL record by completing 71.6 percent of his passes, but also threw for a career-high 3,877 yards. With 20 touchdowns versus just five interceptions as well, Bradford filled the sudden void created by Teddy Bridgewater's devastating knee injury rather well, justifying Zimmer's vote of confidence in him ahead of next season, when Bridgewater's status is still to be determined.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Bradford completed 25 of 33 pass attempts for 250 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Bears. He also gained 24 yards on his only carry of the game.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford helped his team race out to a 24-10 lead with three touchdown passes in the first half and coasted off of the running game with the result no longer in doubt. He endured some ups and downs for the Vikings this season, but he was able to finish the season strong with six touchdowns compared to one interception during the final two weeks. With the team likely to see some turnover on the offensive side of the ball this offseason, it remains to be seen what role Bradford will operate in next season during the final year of his contract.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
3 weeks ago

Bradford completed 34 of 50 passes for 382 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

While Bradford posted season highs in both passing yards and passing scores Saturday, it came behind a season-high 50 passing attempts in an attempt to keep pace with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Still, Bradford's performance ranked among his best as a member of the Vikings as he discovered a nearly unstoppable connection with receiver Adam Thielen. Next up, the Oklahoma product will receive an appealing matchup against the Bears in Week 17.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 month ago

Bradford completed 32 of 42 yards for 291 yards and an interception Sunday against the Colts. He also lost a fumble in the 34-6 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford didn't benefit from pass-heavy play-calling after the Vikings got down 27-0 at the half. The 29-year-old quarterback has only thrown multiple touchdown passes in three games this season for an inept Minnesota offense.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 month ago

Bradford (shoulder) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford's sore right shoulder caused him to be limited in practice this week prior to Friday's full session, but that latest appearance cleared any concern over his Week 15 status.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 month ago

Bradford was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a sore right shoulder, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

No injury was reported for Bradford after Sunday's game, so this is likely a minor ailment. Still, watch to see how he fares later this week in practice.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 month ago

Bradford completed 24 of 34 passes for 292 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. He added 17 yards on the ground.

EDGE Analysis

The Vikings' offense was quiet for much of the game until two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the second of which was a three-yard roll-out pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph. Sunday was Bradford's sixth consecutive game completing at least 70 percent of his passes, but his consistent accuracy hasn't yielded big returns from a fantasy perspective. In those six games, Bradford has thrown for 250 yards just three times and more than a single touchdown just once as Minnesota has leaned heavily on its defense to get by.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 month ago

Bradford completed 32 of 45 passes for 247 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 17-15 loss to the Cowboys. He also gained 10 yards on two rushes and fumbled once but recovered.

EDGE Analysis

While the final stat line looks serviceable in both a real-world and fantasy football sense, it was notably helped by a two-minute drill that Bradford and the Vikings successfully ran to get within two points of the Cowboys with 25 seconds remaining. However, Bradford badly missed high on the subsequent two-point conversion attempt, and what looked like a missed call by the refs of a hit to his helmet as he let go of the ball sealed Minnesota's fate on the night. Despite his numbers being helped by the aforementioned final drive, the veteran quarterback's 5.49 YPA was actually his second-lowest figure in that category this season, and the Vikings will clearly need more from him down the stretch to keep their playoff hopes alive. He'll try to rebound in a Week 14 road tilt against the Jaguars.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 month ago

Bradford will return to Thursday's game against the Cowboys after suffering a chest injury in the first half.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford took a shot to the ribs in the latter portion of the second quarter, which led to Shaun Hill finishing the half under center. However, the injury is not serious enough to keep him sidelined, and barring any setbacks, the 29-year-old should play the remainder of the game.

Sam Bradford
QB MIN (6)
1 month ago

Bradford (undisclosed) will return for the start of the second half on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford was taken off late in the second quarter after taking a helmet to the ribs. No update was given regarding the specifics of the injury but it doesn't appear enough to limit him going forward.