If the Vikings would have known Sam Bradford was going to pick things up this quickly, they’d have probably let him start the opener against the Titans.
Of course, that didn’t hurt them, as backup Shaun Hill was able to lead them to the win before Bradford took over the following week. And in the week’s since, he’s showing the Vikings he’s more than just a fill-in for an injured Teddy Bridgewater.
“Sam’s a baller,” tight end Kyle Rudolph said, via Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “You can see him getting more and more comfortable now. Not only at the line of scrimmage but in the huddle as a leader of this offense and of this team; guys kind of gravitate towards his energy now.”
He’s helped the Vikings to a 4-0 start, and he’s doing it in impressive fashion. After a near-perfect debut against the Packers and a second-half surge against the Panthers, he did a good job spreading the ball around last night against the Giants.
He completed passes to nine different receivers, hitting the short and the shots (a 40-yarder to Charles Johnson), and most importantly, hasn’t thrown an interception since putting on the purple.
And despite the massive turnover on the offensive line, he hasn’t taken a sack, which is partly because of his ability to get the ball out quickly.