The Minnesota Vikings host the New Orleans Saints for one of the more unpredictable matchups in this weekend’s Divisional playoff series. With everything on the line, the Vikings are planning to have quarterback Sam Bradford available for this Sunday’s showdown, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
Here's an interesting one — league source says Vikings plan to dress Sam Bradford on Sunday vs. Saints. He hasn't suited up since Week 5 with a knee injury. Unclear if Teddy Bridgewater will also dress.
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) January 12, 2018
This is indeed interesting since Bradford only played in Weeks 1 and 5 in 2017. Other than that, it has been the Case Keenum show with Bradford sidelined and inactive with a knee injury.
With playoff advancement at stake, it would appear the Vikings are pulling out all of the stops by having Bradford prepared to backup Keenum. After all, Bradford is the more experienced quarterback on the team’s roster, despite how well Keenum has performed this season.
The other quarterbacks beyond Keenum and Bradford are Bridgewater (mentioned in the report) and rookie Kyle Sloter.
If for any reason Keenum struggles, we must wonder if the team would actually pull him out and replace him with Bradford. We will see soon enough. This game between the Vikings and Saints will close out the series of this weekend’s four playoff games.