Just when it looked like ESPN may have been turning the corner and considering not consistently defecating all over the Minnesota Vikings, we get this from their fantasy football department.
Matthew Berry, who is ESPN's resident fantasy football guru, has released his preseason rankings for people that might already be looking to get a jump on their draft boards for the upcoming season. It's not all bad news for the Vikings. . .Adrian Peterson is still listed as the top running back and Stefon Diggs cracks the top 40 wide receiver options.
Then, you look at the quarterback rankings.
To show just how little Berry apparently thinks of Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, he has him ranked 33rd on his list of quarterbacks.
No, your math isn't off. . .there are still only 32 starting quarterbacks in the National Football League. Which means that Berry has at least one backup quarterback rated more highly than the Vikings' current starter.
What makes it even more laughable is which team has two quarterbacks on the list and who those two quarterbacks are. The team is the San Francisco 49ers. The quarterbacks are Colin Kaepernick, who accomplished a whole lot of nothing after the Niners' Week 1 victory over Minnesota last year, and Blaine Gabbert, who is still Blaine Gabbert.
I'm not sure how Berry managed to rank both Kaepernick and Gabbert. . .who, at last check, spent last season running one of the worst offenses in football. . .ahead of a solid young talent like Bridgewater. Of course, once Bridgewater steps things up in 2016, I won't be the one having to explain it, either.