Teddy Bridgewater Officially Inactive, Sam Bradford Vikings’ Backup QB


The Minnesota Vikings announced Sunday that QB Teddy Bridgewater is inactive for their playoff game against the Saints and Sam Bradford will serve as Case Keenum‘s backup.

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Chris Mortensen reports that Sam Bradford is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback behind Case Keenum for Sunday’s game against the Saints.

Mortensen points out that Mike Zimmer has never had three quarterbacks active for a game and Teddy Bridgewater is aware of the possibility he could be inactive.

The Vikings officially activated Bradford from injured reserve on Saturday, so it was clear that he could return and serve as the backup quarterback for Sunday’s game.

Bradford suffered a non-contact bone bruise in his left knee, which happens to be the same knee in which he twice has had ACL reconstruction surgery, and was later placed on injured reserve.

Bradford, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2010. He spent four years with the Rams before he was traded to the Eagles in 2015. After Bridgewater sustained a serious knee injury last year, the Eagles traded him to the Vikings for draft compensation.

Bradford is currently in the final year of his two-year, $36 million contract that included $36 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $13 million for the 2017 season.

In 2017, Bradford has appeared in two games and thrown for 382 yards while completing 74.4 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

We have him featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.