Since Bradford has returned, he’ll resume the beginning role. The Vikings will also be set to have their former starter back soon, as Teddy Bridgewater is placed in the future from the physically not able to do list after Week 6 – he’s been in the sideline since suffering a brutal and nearly existence-threatening knee injuries during last year’s training camp, then the Vikings worked multiple draft picks for Bradford. 

Bradford first hurt the knee this year in Week 1 from the Saints, while playing among the best games of his career. (He finished 27 of 32 for 346 yards, three touchdowns with no picks.) He’s missed the Vikings’ last three contests, where they went 1-2 from the Steelers (loss), Buccaneers (win), and Lions (loss). 

Situation Keenum continues to be filling out for Bradford throughout his absence, and it has done an admirable, if unspectacular job. In three starts, Keenum completed 61 of 100 passes for 755 yards, three touchdowns and nil interceptions. 

He’s searched for second opinions and Mike Zimmer has equivocated about how lengthy Bradford might sit, however this week, it appears as though he’s finally prepared to return to the area. Bradford is active for “Monday Night Football.”

Bradford was spotted tossing passes at practice on Thursday, the very first time since his injuries that he’d done this. 

Based on a study from .com, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told inside a pregame production meeting he expected Bradford to experience on Monday night from the division rival Chicago Bears. 

Mike Bradford tossing used for first time since Sept21. Jerick McKinnon also searching pretty mobile after injuring ankle versus. Lions. pic.twitter.com/X28lR31fZp

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