Happy Tuesday, everyone! Well, the Vikings have been quite the busy team since Friday, haven't they?
I, for one, like the Bradford acquisition. There aren't a whole lot of choices out there. It was getting so bad that I had forced myself to feel okay about going after Mark Sanchez. Yes, we gave up a bit, but in order to get a decent quarterback, we were going to have to.
Bradford has never been on a team as talented as the this year's Vikings. I think he has a chance to put up some big numbers this year, if he can stay healthy. I'm guessing our wide receivers are much more excited than they were on Friday, when they thought Hill was going to be throwing to them this year.
I think Rick realizes that they are building a very special team, and that we have a shot to win it all this year.
Around the DN since our last open thread
Jhurell Pressley was claimed by the Packers.
Chris posted the Minnesota Vikings 2016 Practice Squad Tracker.
Ted put up Rickspeak: The Sam Bradford Trade.
Wludford has an analysis of the Vikings roster.
MMQB brought some perspective to the Bradford trade, per Chris.
Shaun Hill is reportedly starting against Tennessee.
Ted has a final thought on the Sam Bradford trade.
The Vikings are going to divide first team snaps at QB, per Chris.
Ted was on SB Nation radio.
Vikings news from other sources:
Bradford said the goal is to play on Sunday, when he addressed the media yesterday.
Coach Zimmer said he's the shoe-tier for Teddy Bridgewater.
The Vikings players reacted to the QB acuisition.
Peter King talked about the trade detailswith Spielman and Roseman.
McGinest at NFLN says the Vikings are back in the NFC title mix now.
Over at the Strib, they look at Bradford's learning curve.
Matt Kalil and Xavier Rhodes both returned to practice, per the Srib.
Around the NFL:
From NFL.com, a report says the Browns didn't see Carson Wentz as a top 20-talent. This bodes in favor of Wentz, since the Browns' don't seem to be able to evaluate quarterbacks well at all.
The Bears signed kicker Connor Barth and cut Robbie Gould, per NFL.com.
The Twins offense was on fire this weekend, unfortunately, the pitching was a tire fire. They won on Friday, then lost Saturday and Sunday, as they took on the White Sox.
We come to today's media selection. It doesn't get a ton better than Van Halen, does it?