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Poll: Does Sam Bradford Start In Week 1?

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Unless you've been completely avoiding the internet today, you're aware that the Minnesota Vikings have shaken things up a bit by acquiring quarterback Sam Bradford in a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings needed a replacement for Teddy Bridgewater, and Rick Spielman did what he could to bring one in.

So, now. . .with eight days remaining before the 2016 season opener in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans, the Vikings have a guy that they spent a lot of capital to acquire that doesn't know the playbook yet (or, at least, has a limited knowledge of it). They have a guy in Shaun Hill that knows the system, but might be limited in what he can do with it.

Which brings us to the question. . .do you think Sam Bradford starts for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 at Tennessee?

I'm not sure about this one, myself. . .I mean, the last time the Vikings started a quarterback with limited knowledge of the playbook, we got the Josh Freeman Experience™ on a Monday night at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants. On the other hand, I think that Sam Bradford is a significantly better quarterback than Josh Freeman, and he has Pat Shurmur. . .who was his offensive coordinator in Philadelphia last season. . .to help him get acclimated a bit.

So, what do you think, folks?