Sam Bradford has been with the Vikings a little less than a month, but he's already making an impact on the field, helping the Vikings to two wins when he's been under center.
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com has taken note and recently named Bradford as one of the league’s top additions to a new team.
*It's easy to call the Eagles' trade of Bradford to the Vikings in early September a win-win now that both teams are 3-0, although we said as much at the time, too. Not only are the Eagles and Vikings both more watchable, Bradford is showing off traits he rarely displayed during his time in St. Louis. *
Bradford gives this Vikings team the ability to dream the impossible in this post-Teddy Bridgewater, post-Adrian Peterson world. He even gets to face rookie **Carson Wentz* and the rest of his former Eagles teammates in Philadelphia in Week 7.*
Bradford has thrown for 457 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions with Minnesota.
Clemmings gets feedback from Kalil
T.J. Clemmings made his first-ever start at left tackle Sunday against the Panthers, helping the Vikings move to 3-0 with a 22-10 win.
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said Clemmings did "pretty well" against a strong Carolina defense.
Clemmings told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that he had plenty of support before and after the game, including from Matt Kalil, the player whose spot he filled in for in the lineup.
*Kalil had hip surgery last Friday, likely ending his season. Two days later, he was on the phone with Clemmings after his debut at left tackle in a 22-10 win at Carolina. *
"He told me to continue doing what I've been doing and just go out and ball," Clemmings said.
The two are good friends. After the team returned to the Twin Cities, they saw each other Monday.
"He said I did pretty good and just to keep working," Clemmings said. "Just hearing some feedback and knowing he was watching and looking out for me was nice to have."
Clemmings, a fourth-round pick in 2015, started all 16 regular-season games and one playoff game at right tackle last season.
Pruitt staying sharp despite injury
After catching 10 passes for 89 yards in 2015, MyCole Pruitt had hopes for an expanded role in the offense this season.
But the Vikings tight end suffered a knee injury during the preseason and has instead been hard at work trying to get back on the field.
Pruitt recently spoke with Eric Oslund of Viking Update about how he’s stayed mentally sharp over the past month.
*He has had to miss the team's final preseason game and the first three weeks of the regular season, although he did return to practice on a limited basis prior to their Week 3 win over the Carolina Panthers. It has been hard for him to sit out that long, but he knows he needs to stay as engaged as possible so he doesn't fall behind. *
"You just got to realize that your opportunity is going to come eventually," he said. "So if you sit there, don't pay attention and fall behind, it's going to be hard for you to get back up onto the horse and get back on the field. That was my motivation to stay involved."