8 greatest veteran QBs in Minnesota Vikings history

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford
Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford / Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
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Sam Bradford

In the 2015 Wild Card round against Seattle, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh shanked a 27-yard field goal attempt, and Minnesota lost 10-9.

Optimism was high in 2010 that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would lead the team even further into the postseason. That optimism ended on August 30 when Bridgewater dislocated his knee and tore his ACL during practice.

Just days later, the Vikings traded for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, who was the first overall pick of the 2010 draft. That season, the Vikings also lost Adrian Peterson for most of the year due to injury. Nonetheless, Bradford tried to will Minnesota to victory.

During his first season with the club, Bradford had career-highs in completions (395, also a Vikings record) and passing yards (3,877) while slinging 20 touchdowns and just five picks. He also set an NFL record with a 71.6 completion percentage.

The Vikings were unable to take advantage of Bradford’s career year and went 8-8 to miss the playoffs. In 2017, Bradford was limited to two starts before his season ended with complications from his former knee surgeries.

He left Minnesota with 4,259 yards, 23 touchdowns, five interceptions, and a 9-8 record.