What are the Vikings getting in Sam Bradford?
With Minnesota trading for Sam Bradford, Vikings fans not yet acclimated with Bradford as a player need not fret for us at QB Film Room have you covered with a 2016 Player Capsule on Sam Bradford.
#7 Sam Bradford 6’4″ 224 7th Year, Oklahoma
Multiple injury plagued seasons put a halt to Sam Bradford’s development as franchise quarterback in St. Louis and he was dealt to Philly in 2015 in what turned out to be a resurrection opportunity for him as an NFL QB. Bradford saw extended action as Philly’s starter in 2015 and was playing really good football during the 2nd half of the season. Bradford re-established himself as a viable NFL starting QB during the 2015 season and is back again as the “starter” entering week 1, barring any last minute trade activity.
On tape, Bradford showed the ability to throw with both comfort and accuracy from the pocket and made several big time throws down the field during 2015. Bradford has a very strong arm that he uses when he needs to. Bradford at times made big throws on the run as well in 2015, showing the ability to extend the play off-script and still find the open man.
Even though Sam re-established himself last year, inconsistency still marred his game and showed up on tape. The luke warm assessment as him being Philly’s 2015 starter should be noted as he will have to play well in year one of Doug Pederson’s new offense in order for him to sustain the title as starting quarterback for the duration of the season.