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No-Go for Garrett Bradbury, Vikings London Prediction, Blowing It in the Draft

August 18, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Garrett Bradbury (56) looks on during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn – USA TODAY Sports

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Q: Garrett Bradbury’s fifth year hasn’t been exercised, so is this his last season with the Vikings?

Garrett Bradbury/Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury waits to throw the ball to quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​during the game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 28-24. NFL Dallas Cowboys Minnesota Vikings

A: Yes probably.

Bradbury would have cost over $13 million for 2023. It was a no-brainer for the Vikings to turn down his fifth-year option.

Here’s the deal on Bradbury. He blocks well, but his pass protection is totally abysmal. Unless he fundamentally changes the latter with a new technical staff, he will be a free agent next spring.

Q: I’ve seen the rumors that the Vikings are playing in London this season. Do you think this actually happens?

Adam Thielen
December 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Chicago Bears at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

A: Yes, we expect the London rumors to come to fruition and the Vikings to play there in the fall.

Minnesota has appeared in two games in London so far, winning both – one against Pittsburgh in 2013 and the other against the Cleveland Browns in 2017.

And, if that happens, the opponent will likely be the Saints. Let’s do it and get revenge for Christmas 2020.

Q: Notable websites have suggested the Vikings missed the draft. Tell me why the Vikings didn’t blow up the draft.

January 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Lewis Cine (16) is interviewed after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2022 CFP College Football National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

A: The Vikings did not miss the draft as no football game involving 2,022 drafted players took place.

Listen, drafts take 3-6 years to reveal their effectiveness. We haven’t even been evacuated for three days. The Vikings’ 2022 draft success will be determined by the performances of Lewis Cine, Andrew Booth and Ed Ingram – with an accompaniment from Brian Asamoah.

It will also help if Christian Watson in Green Bay and Jameson Williams in Detroit aren’t complete superstars.

Patience – on all of this – is necessary.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, VikesNow. He host a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, airing every Wednesday with Raun Saw and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Guilty pleasures listed: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, “The Sopranos” and The Doors (the band).

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