Who has the best quarterback group in the division?
As we enter the dog days of the offseason it is time to turn our attention to the season coming up. For this series, we will examine every position group in the NFC North and see where the Bears group of players fit in. This will include depth as well as top end talent. This should be a good exercise to see where the Bears stand in both depth and talent, then look back at the end of the season and see who exceeded or failed to meet expectations. For the first position, we will look at quarterbacks.
4. Minnesota Vikings
Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater, Case Keenum
The Vikings are in quarterback purgatory. They have two quarterbacks who have shown flashes, but nothing solid to buy into or expect in 2017.
Sam Bradford was not bad in 2016. He lead the league in completion percentage and threw five interceptions on 552 attempts. Bradford stayed healthy, but his offensive line fell apart around him and the team began to fall apart. However, at the end of the day, the question becomes how much stake are you putting in Bradford?
He is a free agent, and so is Teddy Bridgewater, who may not play next season, or at all with a vicious leg injury. The team declined his fifth-year option which is a bad sign for how confident they feel in Bridgewater.
Do they sign both? Do they let one walk? Which One? It is impossible to tell, and the question now becomes how high of a ceiling either Bradford or Bridgewater can get you to. It has the feeling that we are a few years away from the Vikings scrapping it and having to make a similar play to the Bears taking Trubisky this season.