Former NFL quarterback and current Inside The NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made a huge prediction for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2016 season.
When news struck about the loss of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater due to a devastating knee injury, fans and the media were wondering just how much impact his loss would have on the Minnesota Vikings 2016 season.
After seeing Las Vegas odds dip to a low and analysts changing their postseason predictions, the acquisition of quarterback Sam Bradford has made some real noise around the National Football League.
Now, odds in Las Vegas have returned to the same point they were at with Teddy Bridgewater and people are realizing that this is a good team when led by a capable quarterback. Combined with one of the best run games in the league and a stingy defense, they are once again poised to make some noise.
However, Inside The NFL host and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has much bigger things in mind for the Minnesota Vikings this season. Check out this video from Inside the NFL featuring Boomer as shared by the folks at @VikingsonReddit on Twitter:
In case you couldn’t make out what he said, or just want to see it written out, here is what Esiason had to say about the 2016 Minnesota Vikings:
"“I think the Minnesota Vikings are going to make it to the Super Bowl. With the addition of Sam Bradford … because they are a team that is built to go to the Super Bowl right now – and I believe that in my heart.”"
That is a bold prediction when considering all the tough teams in the NFC. The Carolina Panthers are an extremely dangerous team, along with the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and others.
However, Esiason’s words echo those of general manager Rick Spielman. This is a team ready to win. For the reasons listed above, the Minnesota Vikings went out and got themselves a quarterback who can do everything this football team needs him to.
There is a lot of hope that Esiason is correct in his prediction. The Minnesota Vikings haven’t been to a Super Bowl since the 1976 season, back in the days of the Purple People Eaters. But with all this talent, a star at running back, and Mike Zimmer’s defense, there is always hope…and Boomer has a lot of hope for the Vikings this year.