Report: Vikings not expected to pick up Garrett Bradbury’s fifth-year option

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The Vikings are not expected to exercise the fifth-year option on center Garrett Bradbury‘s contract, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer-Press reports. That news does not come as a surprise.

The fifth-year option for Bradbury would cost the Vikings $13.202 million for 2023.

Bradbury, 26, was the 18th overall choice in 2019.

He has started 45 of a possible 49 games in his three seasons, missing four games in 2021.

Bradbury sat out two games last season after testing positive for COVID-19 before returning as the backup to Mason Cole. An injury to rookie left tackle Christian Darrisaw forced the Vikings to shuffle their offensive line, and Bradbury got his job back when Cole shifted to right guard.

Teams have until May 2 to make a final decision about whether to exercise the fifth-year option on the contracts of first-round draft choices in 2019.

15 responses to “Report: Vikings not expected to pick up Garrett Bradbury’s fifth-year option

  1. We’d take him in Seattle for a 6th rounder this year. But Vikes gotta pick up the 5th year and his salary. 🙂

  2. Dang, he’s just too light. I watched a defensive lineman last year just pick him up and carry him right into Kirks lap. Everyone keeps blaming Kirk for all the problems with the offensive line. It’s time for a change, I just hope the Vikings find a new center in the off season. (Draft or otherwise)

  3. Man, it seems like the Vikings OL is in never ending need of fixing. It’s like the little Dutch boy at the dam and every time he plugs one hole another one springs open. Except they don’t plug the holes either.

  4. The Vikings will be fighting the Lions for 3rd place.

  5. Competent teams get this level of production from centers taken in the 5th round.

  6. He came out of college moving well with good technique but a little too light and needing to add both strength and bulk. Then nothing really happened. He is the best thing that ever happened to Akiem Hicks.

  7. Tyler Linderbaum is exactly the same player as Garrett Bradbury. Too light, short arms, but can really get out on the screen plays. He will drop further than people think in this draft.

  8. skolvikings2017 says:
    April 24, 2022 at 11:18 pm
    Another massive draft failure by Ricky. I’m so glad Spielman is gone
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    Bradbury was viewed by nearly ever draft analyst as a “can’t miss” prospect. Perhaps the problem was your coach and not the G.M.

    The new leadership certainly seems to think that Spielman did a fine job considering they’re basically running back Spielman’s team.

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