Set to be a free-agent in 2018, the quarterback may be put on injured reserve in order for the Minnesota Vikings to make room for Teddy Bridgewater on the roster.
Week 5 against the Chicago Bears is the last time quarterback Sam Bradford played in a game for the Minnesota Vikings. He lasted just one half that night as a knee injury caused him to have less mobility than a statue and greatly affected how he was throwing the ball as well (not in a good way).
Since then, Bradford has been inactive for three straight games and much unknown still remains when it comes to how severe the quarterback’s knee injury actually is.
There have been whispers of the Vikings possibly putting Bradford on injured reserve and reports on Tuesday from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero make this seem much closer to becoming a reality.
As Mortensen mentioned, with Minnesota expected to add quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the active roster very soon, a spot on the team has to be made in order for that process to be completed. The Vikings need to either let a player go or place one on injured reserve to clear up a spot on their roster.
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Based on these recent reports regarding Bradford, Minnesota placing him on injured reserve in order to make room for Bridgewater this week seems pretty likely.
If this does indeed end up happening, Bradford’s time with the Vikings organization is likely over. The quarterback’s contract with the team ends at the conclusion of the 2017 season and he will be a free-agent during the upcoming offseason.
His chances of re-signing with Minnesota seem slim, but there should still be a handful of quarterback-needy teams willing to give Bradford another shot next year.
After his super impressive performance in the Vikings’ Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints, Bradford looked as though he could possibly be in for a career year. Now almost three months later, a knee injury has some questioning if the quarterback’s time in the NFL could be over.