CAN EX-EAGLE SAM BRADFORD JUICE VIKINGS’ OFFENSE AGAINST PACK?

By Lewis Gould

Well, now.

Look who is being tapped by the Minnesota Vikings as the starting quarterback in this Sunday’s Packers game?

Ex-Eagle Sam Bradford!

A week ago, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told his team Shaun Hill would be the starting quarterback for their opener.

He didn’t think it was a big deal. What is said in the secrecy of an NFL locker room, stays in the secrecy of an NFL locker room. Instead, Zimmer said, he was “disappointed’ to see the news leak out before kickoff at the Tennessee Titans.

So the Vikings coach is playing his cards close to the vest this week. Zimmer has not announced whether Hill or Sam Bradford, whom the Vikings traded a first-round pick and more to acquire before the season, will start Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers.

The news isn’t secret from every Vikings player, however.

“Yeah, yeah,” running back Adrian Peterson said Wednesday morning, “I know exactly who’s starting.”

Coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers will prepare for the possibility of either quarterback starting for the Vikings, but he expects Bradford “probably” will get the call. At least that seems to be what he heard.

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