Vikings Acquire Sam Bradford; Trade 2017 1st Round Pick

By  Connor Barry

The Minnesota Vikings’ season may be over before it’s already started. With Teddy Bridgewater tearing his ACL in practice a day after their preseason matchup with the Chargers, the team has been looking for solutions. They decided to come up with a terrible solution that no one saw coming. The Vikings gave their 2017 1st round pick and a 4th round pick in 2018 to acquire Sam Bradford. A very poor decision by the team that showed obvious signs of desperation. Bradford just signed a big contract with the Eagles worth $36 Million for the next two seasons. The Vikings blew away a load of money and depleted their draft picks in the future. They should’ve looked to free agency for an answer. Michael Vick would have been a great fit. Vick will likely retire within the next year or so and has been looking for a roster spot since the conclusion of his tenure with the Steelers. A young Quarterback like Teddy Bridgewater could learn a lot from a veteran that has experienced plenty of ups and downs in his career. A two year deal with Vick that would cost much less than having Sam Bradford and keeping a 1st and 4th round pick is crucial. The Vikings made a confusing move, but it will be interesting to see how it pans out while their Franchise quarterback recovers.

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