By Peter Gleason

With all the hype about Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz — well-deserved, by the way — it is easy to forget that:

Former Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford was once unfavorably compared to woeful Mark Sanchez — as in there was no difference between them! — by so called experts like hater Eliot Shorr-Parks of!

Less than one month after being acquired by the Vikings from the Eagles and getting, Bradford led the Vikings to a third-straight win as a starter and a 4-0 record to start the season.

Bradford’s effort in the Vikings’ 24-10 win over the Giants Monday night wasn’t spectacular — no one could ever describe Bradford as spectacular — but it was nearly perfect. It was certainly ruthlessly efficient.

Bradford hasn’t turned the ball over in any of the three games he’s started for Minnesota. Despite being in the Vikings’ system for less than a month, it’s clear that he has a full grasp of the Minnesota offense as well — he’s even adding some no-huddle, hurry-up, spread-look wrinkles to it now that Adrian Peterson is out of commission.

The Vikings should have been dead and buried this year, even with their spectacular defense. (And boy is it spectacular.) First Bridgewater. Then Peterson. That should have been a lethal 1-2.

It hasn’t mattered. In fact, the Vikings seem to be getting better despite the injuries.

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner deserves a lot of credit for the Vikings’ success, but if you’re looking to single someone out, it has to be Bradford.

The former Heisman Trophy winner was never a bad quarterback — he was just a victim of exceptional expectations. Bradford received the most guaranteed money — $50 million — in NFL history before he took a snap. He’d have to be a perennial Pro Bowler to live up to those expectations.

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