After Week 1 of the 2017 season, it seemed like Bradford was about to have himself an impressive year. However, old knee issues flared up following the Vikings’ first game and the quarterback ended up playing just two more quarters for the rest of the season.
It’s likely that Bradford and his agent are going to be looking for the quarterback to get one last big money contract as his future seems a little in the air after his knee problems in 2017. Spotrac has Bradford’s market value listed around $23 million per year, but that seems pretty high for a guy coming off a season in which he only played in a total of six quarters.
For Minnesota to bring the quarterback back to the team for 2018, the two parties would have to agree to a deal that allows the Vikings to back out after a year or two. Bradford’s injury history with his knees just makes him too much of a risk for Minnesota to invest a big chunk of their salary cap in him heading into the future.