The Facts: The Vikings still can't say when or if Bridgewater will play again. And that's surely part of the reason GM Rick Spielman says he still feels good about his bold trade for Sam Bradford after Bridgewater's injury. "I can tell you that, looking back on that trade, with all the other options, I would do that over in a second to get a Sam Bradford on our football team with the circumstances we were dealing with," Spielman said Thursday. "Because I think he's got a chance to be a pretty good player, a quarterback, in this league."
Diehards Line:The Vikings traded their first-round pick in April’s draft and a conditional pick (which ended up being a fourth-rounder) in 2018 to the Philadelphia Eagles for Bradford on Sept. 3, four days after Bridgewater suffered a catastrophic knee injury in practice. A little less than six months later, Spielman said there is still is no timeline on Bridgewater, who is still working on his motion and hasn’t progressed to any football drills. Asked directly if he’s 100 percent certain Bridgewater will play again, Spielman said: “Well, everybody’s hoping, but I’m not. ... What is it, a soothsayer?” No soothsaying needed here. Don't expect Bridgewater to return any time soon.