When the Minnesota Vikings were forced to trade for veteran quarterback Sam Bradford after losing the promising Teddy Bridgewater to a horrendous knee injury, early results seemed to indicate the Vikings were hotly trending in the right direction.
Watching Bradford’s chemistry with wide receiver Stefon Diggs was sure fun. And Minnesota’s five-game winning streak to start 2016 seemed to indicate Bradford finally hit his stride.
Yes, Bradford led the NFL with a 71.6 completion percentage. But it’s easy to complete such passes when the majority are short throws to the flat.
I know some might disagree with Bradford being this low on any NFL quarterback power rankings list.
But Bradford has yet to show any sort of complete-season impact to ever justify him going any higher.
And it’s not likely this happens in 2017 either.