Analysts ponder how new quarterback fits Vikings system


Look back at a lopsided loss to the Arizona Cardinals late in his lone season with the Philadelphia Eagles to get a glimpse of the full Sam Bradford experience.

Bradford, who was acquired by the Vikings on Saturday for a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional pick in 2018, completed short pass after short pass after short pass to set up a field goal on the Eagles’ opening drive in that Week 15 loss.

Staring down a five-man blitz on third-and-15 from his 2-yard line during the third quarter, Bradford finally displayed the full tool kit needed to thrive in offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s scheme. He patiently waited for wide receiver Josh Huff to get open on a deep out route near the 25-yard line. And he also had the courage to deliver an accurate strike while getting barreled into by a Cardinals blitzer.


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