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Peter King thinks Vikings’ QB Sam Bradford is the MVP of the NFL right now

By Derek Wetmore

Peter King thinks Sam Bradford is the MVP of the NFL right now.

You read that correctly.

The most prominent name in opinion-based NFL reporting made his case for Bradford to be the MVP at the quarter-pole of the NFL season, and he says it goes beyond his stats.

This is not a drill, Vikings fans. With the way this defense has played, I’d argue, Bradford doesn’t need to be MVP-caliber to be undefeated in his three starts. (Whether he actually should be the MVP through four weeks is subject to debate, but that’s another column for another day.)

So for anyone raised on Minnesota sports who has been conditioned to think – to internalize – ‘why can’t we have nice things?’ well, maybe now you can. Maybe the desperation Bradford trade will turn out to be the kind of high-risk and bold maneuver that elevates the Vikings from also-rans to top banana.

Here’s an excerpt from King’s column, which you can read in full by clicking here:

The MVP should be about the player who means the most to a very good team, and without whom that team would be Just Another Team. And the Vikings would be 2-2 or maybe 3-1 with Shaun Hill playing quarterback right now.

Bradford has lifted the Vikings to a point where they believe that without their three leading men they can still win the Super Bowl. And there is tremendous value in that.

King explained why he picked Bradford in 500 words or so, and then he spent all of 28 words on the four runner-ups Aaron Donald, Trevor Siemian, Matt Ryan and Derek Carr.

Related listening: On Tuesday, we had a beer and talked about how good this Vikings team is — and what could possibly go wrong. It’s a humorous attempt to exorcise the Minnesota Sports Demons. Phil Mackey, Derek Wetmore and special guest Andy Carlson are on this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast.

More related listening: After Monday Night’s win, the Purple Podcast crew evaluated the 4-0 start, and turned their eyes to the horizon. Ben Goessling, Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad on the swarming defense.

Peter King isn’t the only one drinking the Purple Kool-Aid…

The post Peter King thinks Vikings’ QB Sam Bradford is the MVP of the NFL right now appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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