According to Adam Schefter, the Vikings believe QB Sam Bradford (questionable) will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game. Schefter adds that Minnesota plans to work him out pregame before deciding his status for Week 2’s game.
If Bradford is unable to suit up tomorrow, they would go with Case Keenum as their starter.
Yesterday, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that the Vikings have “guarded optimism but concern” about Bradford’s left knee injury that required an MRI this week. Mortensen added that the MRI came back negative for Bradford, but he’s dealing with swelling, pain, and discomfort.
Bradford was expected to play against the Steelers this weekend, but the team is obviously concerned about his knee and called up QB Kyle Sloter earlier in the day.
Bradford put together an impressive Week 1 performance against the Saints, so it’s obviously concerning to hear that his knee is giving him trouble. The good news, of course, is that he has managed to avoid any serious issues with his knee.
It’s worth mentioning that Bradford has had two ACL injuries over the course of his NFL career.
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 Teddy 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.
This season, Bradford has appeared in one game and thrown for 346 yards while completing 84.4 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and no interceptions.