If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start?

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If all 3 Vikings QBs were in 100% perfect health and ready to play, who would you start right now?

Sam Bradford
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70%
Teddy Bridgewater
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29%
Case Keenum
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2%
Kyle Sloter
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If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start?

Post by 720pete » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:14 am

If all 4 Vikings QBs were in 100% perfect health and ready to play, who would you start right now?

EDIT - Shoot, I mean 4, not 3.

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Re: If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start

Post by PacificNorseWest » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:23 am

Bradford.

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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:21 pm

Teddy, cause Sam has proven at some time he will be injured again. If Sam didnt have the worst knee in football, now, with a bone bruise that isnt a bone bruise, ofc everyone would rather have him at the helm.

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Re: If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start

Post by SP1966 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:53 pm

Bradford 7 days a week, twice on Sundays. If healthy, the biggest if maybe in all of professional sports, Sam is the best QB among the 4 by a very large margin!

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:36 pm

Against the Ravens and Browns? I'd go with Case. My guess is Bradford's mental state would lead him to be very cautious if he got thrown into the fire now. Bridgewater has not had any time practicing with the team yet so I don't think he's ready to play.

If we're talking after the bye, it's whoever gets the most snaps in practice. With how well this team is built, I think any of the QB's will do well enough to make a playoff run. I'm more concerned with the running game TBH.

If we're talking long term. I'd like to see if Bridgewater can still move. If he can move and scramble with confidence in his knee, I'd choose him. Bradford is the better passer but I'm not sold on his strength upstairs. The way he quit in Philly. The way he gave up vs CHI. There's no fire there. Case, i'd really like to keep him as #2. Could be MVP of the season so far. He's probably better than a bunch of the Vikings #1's from the past. Sloter, who knows?
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 pm

Bradford. And it's not even close.

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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:06 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:Bradford. And it's not even close.

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Re: If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start

Post by dead_poet » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:14 pm

My heart says Teddy but my head says Sam. So I voted Sam. Mostly because we saw Sam light it up in week 1 and he's been, you know, practicing (sorta). It's been over a year since we've seen Teddy so nobody has any idea what to expect (likely and obviously rust).
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:25 pm

Love all the Anti Teddy post. The guy hasnt even had a chance to play with the new Oline, or with the receivers the way they are playing now.

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Post by CbusVikesFan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:27 pm

Bradford is far and away, WHEN healthy, the most viable option. Teddy can do a decent job but is not the level of Bradford and probably will never be that good but still could be a champion.
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Re: If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start

Post by 5thWave » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:35 pm

What we saw in the first game was Bradford finally in the same offense for two years in a row, with the same OC. AND apparently a line that was worth a crap, AND a back that was multi-talented. It was a beautiful thing.

THAT Bradford...well, the other three don't belong on the same page. We can only hope this blood renewal thingy that he's trying gets the same dramatic response that other players have reported. No matter if Bridgewater is physically ready to go, his mind is messed up and only extended playing time will get it right. And a year and a half from the field, practicing AND playing, is a lot of rust to knock off.

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:47 pm

5thWave wrote:What we saw in the first game was Bradford finally in the same offense for two years in a row, with the same OC. AND apparently a line that was worth a crap, AND a back that was multi-talented. It was a beautiful thing.

THAT Bradford...well, the other three don't belong on the same page. We can only hope this blood renewal thingy that he's trying gets the same dramatic response that other players have reported. No matter if Bridgewater is physically ready to go, his mind is messed up and only extended playing time will get it right. And a year and a half from the field, practicing AND playing, is a lot of rust to knock off.
If we can have that Bradford, I"d choose him now. That's the problem though. Unless you can erase his memory, he'll have that injury in the back of his mind. What I saw in CHI was disturbing. Makes me question his mental strength.
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Re: If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start

Post by 5thWave » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:51 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:
If we can have that Bradford, I"d choose him now. That's the problem though. Unless you can erase his memory, he'll have that injury in the back of his mind. What I saw in CHI was disturbing. Makes me question his mental strength.
I look at it this way: He fought back from TWO ACL surgeries to only miss one game at Philadelphia, and one last year (shoulder). In the meantime he had the crap knocked out of him last year...I mean vicious hits after unloading the ball. And Zimmer had to make him come out in Chicago. I'm not worried about Sam's mental state. If/when Teddy gets the call, I'd be more worried about his mental state coming back from a totally unforced injury...and never had it tested gametime.

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Re: If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:35 pm

5thWave wrote: I look at it this way: He fought back from TWO ACL surgeries to only miss one game at Philadelphia, and one last year (shoulder). In the meantime he had the crap knocked out of him last year...I mean vicious hits after unloading the ball. And Zimmer had to make him come out in Chicago. I'm not worried about Sam's mental state. If/when Teddy gets the call, I'd be more worried about his mental state coming back from a totally unforced injury...and never had it tested gametime.
All valid arguments.

I felt the same way you do about Bradford. I was so impressed by him last year. Taking hit after hit while standing in the pocket. A red flag lit up for me in the Chicago game. I guess I've never seen any QB just give up like that on the field.

It's possible Bridgwater may react the same way under pressure. But watching his road to recovery and how determined he was to get to where his is now, I highly doubt it.
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Re: If all 4 QBs were healthy right now, who would you start

Post by John_Viveiros » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 pm

My opinion, not shared with many of you, is that Bradford will give us better passing stats, but Teddy will produce more victories (throwing the ball away, avoiding sacks, checking off to running plays), so I'll take Teddy.

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