Vikings considering IR for Sam Bradford while activating Teddy Bridgewater

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The Vikings had until tomorrow to activate quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the 53-man roster, and that’s going to happen.

But according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, that roster spot could come from another quarterback, as the Vikings are trying to determine if Sam Bradford is going on injured reserve.

Bradford has played just two games this year because of knee problems, but they had previously expressed optimism that his problem might not be season-ending.

Mortensen also notes that Case Keenum is expected to start again this week against Washington, though Bridgewater is close to being ready to play again.

73 responses to “Vikings considering IR for Sam Bradford while activating Teddy Bridgewater

  1. I think it’s a smart move to continue to start Case Keenum, Bradford is always injury prone and has never been able to stay healthy for a full season, you don’t know what to expect from Teddy Bridgewater!!!

  2. The Vikings got more good out of him than the Packers have gotten out of all of their 1st round busts over the past decade… but hey, at least they got one decent year out of Nick Perry.

  3. It’s Keenum’s team right now anyway. Either guy would be a backup at this point, neither can be trusted returning from injury. One tried already and face planted, the other has been gone far too long to step right into the starting role.

  4. Bradford to IR is really the only alternative. Sloter can stay on the active roster and be the 3rd while Keenum and Bridewater are one and two.

    Makes perfect sense..

  5. They thought Sam was ready to play against Chicago and he couldn’t do anything. At what point can you trust that he actually would be able to play? It’s too bad because this offense could have been really good with a healthy Bradford all season, but you have a chance to improve it with Teddy back and you can’t keep a roster spot for a guy you can’t trust to play.

  6. I hope Bridgewater comes back and is in top form by the Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit. That way, the Vikings have no excuses when they go home defeated.

  7. Bradford can go elsewhere after the season. Maybe cheesebay.
    Vikings have the luxury of adding another qb in the draft…if they want.

  8. I think Case solidifies his spot as the starting quarterback for the rest of the year with a great performance vs the Redskins this Sunday. Teddy is too much of a question mark to just toss in mid season.

  9. golions1 says:

    November 7, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    I hope Bridgewater comes back and is in top form by the Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit. That way, the Vikings have no excuses when they go home defeated.

    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    It’s great to see lions fans talking smack. That’s all it is, talk! I’ve got a feeling that they are going to be the turkeys on Thanksgiving. When the “Zim Reapers” get done with Stafford, he’ll be crying Uncle!!!!!

  10. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm
    The Redskins are going to eat this fraud team alive.

    Kurt Cousins won’t be your superman come Sunday. Just saying.

  11. I think the Vikings are handling this correctly. Bradford’s condition sounds sketchy and without a clear end in sight. Keenum is playing very well. Let Bridgewater carry a clipboard until he’s needed, if he’s needed.

  12. I envy the job Spielman, Zimmer and Shurmur have done. The Vikings coaches are so good and their roster is so deep, I bet they could even win with Hundley at QB.

    The only team left that could give them a game is the Rams at home. I think that’s the game Teddy will play. The stadium will be rocking and Goff will look like he’s seen a ghost.

  13. Moving Sam Bradford to the IR doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings still have ZERO Championships.

    ZERO.

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    Listen to yourself. Say the words out loud. Sounds like something a 5 year old would say. LOL

  14. Called it weeks ago.

    It’s odd though, he lit up the Saints week one and that could be his final NFL moment.

  15. Teddy is the future and I still have a lot of faith in him. As tragic as the injury was, I’m sure he gained a lot by observing and just maturing, in general. With this defense, there’s no need to rush anyone. Keenum is doing a solid job.

  16. minnesotablizzard says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I think Case solidifies his spot as the starting quarterback for the rest of the year with a great performance vs the Redskins this Sunday.
    _______

    I’d love to have your optimism but I don’t know what you’ve seen lately to think that this is likely.

  17. This is the only move that makes sense. The key to this move was the Vikings desire to hold on to Kyle Sloter, who would be picked up on waivers after 30 seconds after he was released.

    That said, while I hate this for Bradford, going forward with Bridgewater makes more sense. That Thanksgiving day game may be the key to the second half of the season. Keenum was only able to put up 7 seven points last time against the Lions. If he falters before then, I expect Bridgewater to seize the starting job going forward.

  18. golions1 says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    I hope Bridgewater comes back and is in top form by the Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit. That way, the Vikings have no excuses when they go home defeated.
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    It doesn’t matter if they sweep Minnesota or not, the Lions will find a way to shoot themselves in the foot again and let all their fans down just like every other year!
    Lions always find a way to lose to teams like the Browns or what ever bottom dweller they play..

  19. This team is Super Bowl competitive with a healthy Bradford…….with the other two….not a chance!

  20. I think Bradford to IR is the best option. I just don’t see how he can be counted on to last the rest of the season, even if he gets healthy, which I doubt he will any time soon. Stem cell injections are his quickest way to recovery, and even that takes at least 6 months and is not a sure thing in a knee that is bone on bone.

    With Keenum, he can be an effective QB if he takes care of the ball and stays out of negative plays. I’ve noticed he’s taken a page out of the Aaron Rodgers style of quarterbacking lately. That is, if his first read isn’t there, he moves around a little to buy some time until something opens up. This seems to work best for Keenum as he is just not good enough to go through his progression and try to fit the ball in a tight spot on a regular basis.

  21. How many times do the facts need to be pointed out, The Minnesota Vikings were the NFL Champions in 1969, this is as valid as all those Packer/ Bear/Washington/ New York Championships.
    This was right before the NFL/AFL merger

  22. I really don’t understand this push to throw Bridgewater back in the starting lineup as soon as possible when Keenum has done nothing but win games. Even when Teddy was the starter, he wasn’t lighting it up. In his last season before the injury, he had 14 TD passes in 16 games. That’s not very good. And now some people think that after being out a year and a half with a serious injury, he’s suddenly going to start being an elite QB? That’s just delusional. Leave Case Keenum in the starting lineup unless they start losing games.

  23. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    Moving Sam Bradford to the IR doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings still have ZERO Championships.

    ZERO.
    —–
    A packer fan talking about the past as if somehow it affects the present.

    Seeing how pathetic season is going it makes sense they start talking about the past.

  24. Frazier28/7 says:
    November 7, 2017 at 1:11 pm
    Called it weeks ago.

    It’s odd though, he lit up the Saints week one and that could be his final NFL moment.
    ______

    His final NFL moment was sacking himself against Chicago.

  25. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    Moving Sam Bradford to the IR doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings still have ZERO Championships.

    ZERO
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    OK, Beating a dead horse here…but, in the interest of fact vs. fallacy you should Google
    “1969 NFL Champion” and you would find out that it was in fact the Minnesota Vikings. The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl that year and were crowned “World Champions”. Its a fact. The Kansas City Chiefs have NEVER been NFL Champions. FACT.
    Your Moniker= Fallacy.

  26. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm
    The Redskins are going to eat this fraud team alive
    ====================================
    HAHAHAH Sour Grapes, lol
    ..
    It is like After My Dad whips your Dad, you say, “My Uncle can beat up your Uncle”… LOL..

  27. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm
    The Redskins are going to eat this fraud team alive
    ===================================
    HAHA…..Go Pack Go….

  28. contra74 says:
    November 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm
    1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    Moving Sam Bradford to the IR doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings still have ZERO Championships.

    ZERO.
    —–
    A packer fan talking about the past as if somehow it affects the present.

    Seeing how pathetic season is going it makes sense they start talking about the past.
    ===================================================================================
    Almost as Pathetic as pretending to be a Chiefs fan when you are a Packer fan.. you guys are so silly!

  29. objectivefootballfan says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    I think it’s a smart move to continue to start Case Keenum, Bradford is always injury prone and has never been able to stay healthy for a full season, you don’t know what to expect from Teddy Bridgewater!!!

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    Sure you do. Even when he was healthy Teddy’s upside was 0.8TDs per game over two consecutive years.

  30. All I can say is The Vikings QB and team situation is a lot better than the Packers..
    Go Pack Go..
    I’m gonna have to find some of that Packer stock that is flooding the market now, and try it out against the Charmin.

  31. I think it’s a smart move to continue to start Case Keenum,

    eventually, when it matters most, Case Keenum will turn back into Case Keenum.

  32. nhpats says:

    Sure you do. Even when he was healthy Teddy’s upside was 0.8TDs per game over two consecutive years.

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    Dude came in halfway through his rookie year. As a 21 year old. His second full year, he was 22. For context, he was on his second year in the NFL when Jake Rudock was getting rave reviews…as Michigan’s starting QB.

    No Vikings fan was hailing him as the second coming of Fran Tarkenton, but the dude was progressing very well for someone of his age. And we’re excited to have him back.

  33. Oops! I should have mentioned that he was the exact age of Jake Rudock. That is to say that while he was cutting his teeth in his second year in the NFL, his peers were in their senior year of college ball. So, we weren’t looking for output, per se, but rather growth and potential. These were all things TB was displaying.

  34. nhpats says:

    November 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    objectivefootballfan says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    I think it’s a smart move to continue to start Case Keenum, Bradford is always injury prone and has never been able to stay healthy for a full season, you don’t know what to expect from Teddy Bridgewater!!!

    ——–

    Sure you do. Even when he was healthy Teddy’s upside was 0.8TDs per game over two consecutive years.
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    2 yard Tom was so bad his first few years he couldn’t even beat out Bledsoe!!!

  35. Closed circuit to 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs. Your moniker is as fake as you are. The Minnesota Vikings have won more NFL championships than the Kansas City Chiefs. Don’t believe me? Let’s make a million dollar bet. The Vikings were NFL champions in 1969 while the Kansas City Chiefs have NEVER been NFL champions. In 1969 the Chiefs were AFL champs, not NFL champs.

  36. A healthy Bradford would have been nice for the offensive output, but as Bridgewater proved in 2015, there’s more to the position then throwing touchdown passes. There’s a lot of intangibles in Keenum’s game that helps the team win. For Bradford, it’s tough luck again. Better things for the team he’ll leave.

  37. A healthy Bradford would have been nice for the offensive output, but as Bridgewater proved in 2015, there’s more to the position then just throwing touchdown passes. There’s a lot of intangibles in Keenum’s game that helps the team win. For Bradford, it’s tough luck again.

  38. bigdaddyrockytop says:
    November 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    One thing no one will ever say. Case Keenum has just won the Super Bowl.

    __________________________________

    I’m sure they said the same thing about Trent Dilfer, who won the Super Bowl being a serviceable QB for another team with a great defense.

  39. I really don’t see ANY reason to start TB at this point.
    What exactly has he ever done or shown that is superior to Keenan’s play this year?

    Until or unless Keemun falters it make zero sense.

  40. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings still have ZERO Championships.ZERO.
    )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
    Actually you have already been told you statement is patently false but you continue. Troll packer fan pretending to be a Chiefs fan. The fact is the Vikings have plenty of Championships. Including the 1969 NFL Championship. They do not have a Super Bowl championship. Get it right.

  41. dutch388 says:
    November 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    Hey Viking Fans,Now you know why we traded you “Chipper’s Folly”Sincerely,The Eagles Fans
    )))))))))))))))
    We have been over this already. Gloat if you want the Eagles fans but the Eagles had the Vikings over the barrel.And you got the better end of the deal. We understand that. But you don’t have to troll. If the Vikings had different options they wouldn’t have made that trade. Vikings fans are okay with it they had to try something.

  42. It’s nice to know the entire Vikings team isn’t dependent on one generational talent masking the deficiencies of an entire organization.

  43. Viking fans, let’s examine what you got for a first and fourth round draft pick. An 8-8 season where you missed the playoffs and an opening game win this season. In my opinion you got fleeced, granted out of desperation, no? Tell me how I’m wrong.

  44. Out of the three QB’s, Sam Bradford has the highest upside but that isn’t going to make a difference if he can’t get on the field. Considering the number of draft picks the Vikings forked out for him, it might be worth cutting your 53rd or 52nd best player on hold on to Bradford for insurance, or at least get a comp pick should he sign elsewhere next season.

  45. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    November 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm
    Viking fans, let’s examine what you got for a first and fourth round draft pick. An 8-8 season where you missed the playoffs and an opening game win this season. In my opinion you got fleeced, granted out of desperation, no? Tell me how I’m wrong.
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    You’re wrong.

    Considering how well Sam did jumping right into a playbook he just got handed and taking the team to the playoffs where Blair Walsh blew it I’d say he did well.

    Now fast forward to the beginning of this season to where he stormed out of the gates with incredible numbers. An unforeseen injury derailed him but the Vikings bounced back.

    So you’re wrong on saying we got fleeced for a QB that took the team from nothing to playoffs one year followed by a year where the Vikings were considered probably super bowl contenders. Injuries happen and that’s no measure on what was paid to get him.

    Are you done?

  46. For everyone who says we need to stick with Case, what are we going to do this off-season? If we don’t see Teddy in game action this season, what kind of a contract should he be offered? Should we even offer him one? Just let him walk? What’s the plan?

    Case Keenum is considered a backup QB in this league. His job is to fill in for the starting QB and to keep the team competitive. Case has done an amazing job of that and I hope he is brought back next year as a backup. Prior to Teddy’s injury he was showing a lot of development on the field and he was a leader off the field. We need to find out if he’s that same player or not.

  47. ariani1985 says:
    November 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    nhpats says:

    November 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    objectivefootballfan says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    I think it’s a smart move to continue to start Case Keenum, Bradford is always injury prone and has never been able to stay healthy for a full season, you don’t know what to expect from Teddy Bridgewater!!!

    ——–

    Sure you do. Even when he was healthy Teddy’s upside was 0.8TDs per game over two consecutive years.
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    2 yard Tom was so bad his first few years he couldn’t even beat out Bledsoe!!!

    ————

    Really? Brady won a SB his second year in the league….

    That was in 2001 and is one more than the Vikings have won in their entire existence

  48. jhorton83 says:

    November 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I really don’t understand this push to throw Bridgewater back in the starting lineup as soon as possible when Keenum has done nothing but win games. Even when Teddy was the starter, he wasn’t lighting it up. In his last season before the injury, he had 14 TD passes in 16 games. That’s not very good. And now some people think that after being out a year and a half with a serious injury, he’s suddenly going to start being an elite QB? That’s just delusional. Leave Case Keenum in the starting lineup unless they start losing games.

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    Look carefully at Bridgwater’s 2015 stats vs Keenum’s 2017 stats to date and double them to make it appear like a full season and you’ll find the numbers are eerily similar. Keenum is doing better than what the team could have reasonably expected for their 3rd QB, but in his best year as a pro he is going to struggle to match Brigewater’s output. Touchdown passes included. You can argue wins, but Bridgewater’s 11-5 is a better win percentage than Keenum’s 4-2. No one is realistically expecting a sudden hall of fame turn for Teddy, but I’m of the belief that you play your best players. If the coaches deem that Bridegwater is better, then they should make the switch. Obviously there’s no hurry and I’m comfortable enough with the talent around Keenum that they can keep the ball rolling.

  49. Really? Brady won a SB his second year in the league…
    )))))))))))))))))))
    Tom actually had quite a bit of help to do this considering he fumbled the ball. Really.

  50. With a healthy Bradford, Dalvin Cook and a top notch defense, this team would have been the favorite to win the Superbowl. Now, they’re just a good team fighting along with all the rest. Too bad, would have liked to see how good they could have been with all that talent.

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